A pregnant woman and her 6-year-old son were stabbed to death in Alabama in 2002 and the case got an unexpected break recently when an ex-convict in Florida allegedly confessed to the crimes, authorities said.
No arrests were made during the ensuing investigation and the case went cold. Heflin officer A.J. Benefield talked with AL.com about the double murder in 2014, saying, “Not a day goes by that we aren't talking about this or working on it in some way. It's very near to our hearts."
According to AL.com, Lewis Landon Spivey, who served a 15-year-sentence for an unrelated crime in Florida, allegedly confessed to the double murder.
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He has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder, according to authorities.
Spivey was booked into the Cleburne County Jail and is being held without bond.
In a statement on behalf of Mayor Robby Brown, Chief Ross McGlaughn offered his condolences to the family of Monica and Dalton, saying, “Hopefully this will bring you some sense of closure to this awful chapter in your lives.”
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