One has to wonder if the Reliford family is cursed.
Martha Reliford was one of three people killed in Guntersville last Friday in what Guntersville police are calling four cases of capital murder.
Reliford grew up in Parches Cove near Union Grove. She is the third member of her family to be murdered. Police haven’t said yet exactly how she died.
In 2007, her sister Ruby Hardin, was shot and killed in Huntsville, and in 1995, their brother, Pat Reliford Jr., was shot and killed in Parches Cove.
Jimmy O’Neal Spencer, 52, a homeless ex-convict, is accused of the four murders in Guntersville.
Guntersville Police Chief Jim Peterson said Spencer is originally from Franklin County but had been in the Guntersville area since about January, sleeping on park benches and occasionally in a motel room.
Spencer spent more than 20 years in prison on burglary charges.
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