MOULTON — After a gunshot investigation involving the death of the woman’s kid, a mother from Moulton was taken into custody on Friday morning and charged with capital murder. Just before three in the morning, a male child aged seven was discovered inside a home on Main Street suffering from two gunshot wounds. The Lawrence County Coroner, Scott Norwood, has confirmed this information. It was determined that he had passed away at the site. According to Captain Russell Graham of the Moulton Police Department, an emergency call to 911 was made from the residence.
When the police arrived, they discovered a woman standing outside the house. The woman informed the police that there was a dead child inside the house. It was discovered that the woman in question was the child’s mother. Shannon Renee Karr was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after being taken into custody. Susan Thrasher, one of our neighbors, is a mother, and she simply cannot fathom why somebody would act in such a way. “It’s just been a sad day because it’s just hard to believe that a mother can kill their child,” said Thrasher. “It’s just hard to believe that a mother can kill their child.” “I just can’t imagine what caused her to do such a thing, and I’m just hoping the little boy was asleep.” “I just can’t imagine what caused her to do such a thing.”
According to Graham, the wounds were caused by shots fired from very close range. The body of the youngster was removed from the site and taken to another location for further examination. Graham continued by saying that as a parent, he found it difficult to watch the scenario since it was upsetting. Graham remarked that, “It’s not easy, any death is bad, but especially when you are dealing with a small child,” referring to the situation. “I have children of my own that are right around that age, so that’s a little tough for me to deal with, but right now I’m trying to put that aside and just look at this purely from an investigative standpoint,” she said.
On Friday morning, Karr made his initial appearance in the case that he is facing in the District Court for Lawrence County. She will remain incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail without the possibility of bail until her attorney submits a motion requesting a bond hearing. The preliminary hearing for her case is set to take place on August 23 at 8:30 in the morning. Tad Hazle, who lives next door, stated that he simply cannot believe that something like this would take place in his very tiny community. “I was taken aback by it. Hazle stated, “I’ve seen the little boy a few times; he used to play with my dogs and ride his bike down the sidewalk.” “The situation is dreadful, to say the least.” Karr was given fair warning by the judge in Lawrence County that this proceeding would take a significant amount of time due to the fact that there are other cases of capital murder that need to be tried, including the Posey Echols case. He is suspected of starting a fire in his home with the intention of killing Durman McDaniel, who was 63 years old.
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