Brewton couple murdered Saturday

Published 2:48 am Tuesday, November 11, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell
A Saturday evening argument in Owassa led to the death of a Brewton couple and landed a Conecuh County man in jail.
Conecuh County sheriff’s officials said Michael W. Williams, 28, is being held on two counts of felony murder after the shooting deaths of Donna Kaye Hall Smith, 39, and Dennis James Smith, 40, both of Appleton Road in Brewton.
Various reports from witnesses, family and friends initially indicated the shooting might have been the result of an argument over the Alabama vs. Louisiana State University football game earlier in the evening.
One family member, who asked not to be identified, said the incident is still confusing.
The family member said as many as 10 versions of what happened in Owassa have been circulating with no concrete information being given in the incident.
In a press release from the Conecuh County Sheriff’s Department, an E911 call came into the office at 7:29 p.m. Nov. 8 concerning a shooting at 3117 County Road 19 in Evergreen. Officers responded to the scene concerning a shooting and found the Smith couple dead.
Williams is currently being held at the Conecuh County Detention Center on a $2 million bond after being charged with two felony counts of murder.
Williams faces the possibility of two life sentences if convicted of the crimes.

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