Suspect charged in Cullman County triple shooting and stabbing, victims identified

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A suspect has been charged in Monday evening’s triple shooting and stabbing. Thirty-year-old Matthew LeWayne Clayton of the Prospect Mountain Community has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Two victims were pronounced dead by Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick, and have been identified as Thomas Frank DeWille, 76, of Owens Cross Roads and Rollan Frank Edwards, 75, of Prospect Mountain.

A third victim, that survived, has been identified to be Jody Tudor, 48, of Prospect Mountain. They are currently in an area hospital.

DeWille was the owner of Luna Tech, a pyrotechnical company in Huntsville and he helped many music acts with their stage setup, such as KISS, Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi.

Clayton is held on no bond at the Cullman County Detention Center.

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