Altha Ordell Bailey Caperton, 56, owns the small clapboard home at 308 South Magnolia Street where Judy Staten died. Eric Dewane Bailey, 49, is believed to be Caperton’s brother. Whatever the familial relationship, Bailey was allegedly in the Magnolia Street home Sunday night and shot Judy Turbyfill Staten once. It’s believed Bailey and Staten were in a personal relationship of some ilk.
Eric Bailey had been arrested in Florence in 2015 and charged with Assault and Third Degree Domestic Violence. He also has a record of misdemeanor arrests in Muscle Shoals where he once lived.
Ms. Staten is survived by, among others, her mother Deborah Berry and two children. PNS will publish funeral arrangements when they become available.