Three People Arrested In Huntsville Murder

HUNTSVILLE – UPDATE: Huntsville Police, with the assistance of the Texas Rangers, arrested a third suspect, 19-year-old Donald Ray Williams Jr. He is charged with murder and is being held in the Walker County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

We do not yet have any information about how he was involved in the murder.

10:56 a.m.
A domestic violence incident ends with murder and a manhunt.

Police say 61-year-old Ray Charles Smith beat up his girlfriend Friday. He then got a ride to the 800 block of MLK Drive, where police say he was confronted by the victim’s relatives, Garius O’Bryant, 19, and Joyce O’Bryant, 69. Police say they shot Smith multiple times. A friend then drove Smith about a half mile away to the 1400 block of Sycamore Avenue where the shooting was reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Joyce O’Bryant was taken in for questioning and later arrested on murder charges. She was released Saturday on $75,000 bond. Garius surrendered on Monday.

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