Murder Suspect Dead

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By Alabama News Network

A Covington County inmate being held on charges of robbery and murder is dead.

The Covington County Sheriff's office says 57-year old Sheila Ellison Brooks died of natural causes early Sunday morning in the county jail.

Brooks was charged in connection with the 20 year old murder case of James "Nibby" Barton.  The District Attorney's office says the death will not affect the prosecution of the case.

The other three suspects in connection with the murder are still in the Covington County Jail.




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