- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) - Jurors in northeast Alabama have convicted a man of killing his first wife nearly 20 years ago.

A Jackson County jury convicted 46-year-old Barry Whitton of murder on Thursday after a two-week trial. He was charged in January with killing Michelle Whitton in 1997.

The woman was found buried in a shallow grave in DeKalb County a month after she was reported missing that year.

Whitton already is serving 10 years in federal prison on weapons charges.

The trial didn’t reveal the whereabouts of Whitton’s second wife, Kimberly Whitton, who disappeared with her daughter in 2007 and hasn’t been seen since.



Authorities questioned Whitton about his second wife’s whereabouts but never filed any charges.

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