- Associated Press - Monday, April 24, 2017

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - A grand jury has issued capital murder indictments to two Opelika men held on charges related to the August 2016 killing of a taxi owner.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports (https://bit.ly/2pbyIep) that 26-year-old Martez Anthony Simmons and 25-year-old Marquavious Tirrell Howard were formally arrested Friday, but have been held in the Lee County Detention Facility since their arrest in October.

They’re accused in the death of 67-year-old William Lewis Foreman, who was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his head. Lee County Sheriff investigator Jennifer Bosler testified that Foreman received two calls from Simmons’ phone. She said Foreman was known to carry $2,000 to $3,000 in cash. Simmons told police Howard shot Foreman while they were riding in his taxi.


Information from: Opelika-Auburn News, https://www.oanow.com/

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