Man accused of sister's murder pleads not guilty
by David Atchison
Jan 15, 2014 | 3111 views |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PELL CITY - A plea of not guilty was entered for a Pell City man for the alleged murder of his sister.

Brett Christopher Love, 31, was arraigned Monday for the murder of his sister, Lindsey Michelle Love, 29, of Pell City.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Judge Bill Weathington appointed Pell City attorneys Walter Kennedy and Tiffany Holder to represent Love in future court proceedings.

Weathington set a tentative plea day March 9 for Love, and a tentative trial date of March 31.

According to testimony in Love’s preliminary hearing, the man allegedly killed his sister during the early morning hours of June 19, 2013, after the two argued.

The woman’s body was found inside her apartment at the Pell City Housing Authority duplexes. Police removed a 1-year-old infant from the apartment after the woman’s body was found lying in a pool of blood in her living room.

During the preliminary hearing, Pell City Police Detective Jonathan Swiney testified that Love allegedly texted a friend saying, “I killed my sis.”

Ms. Love died from multiple sharp force trauma injuries, according to St. Clair County Deputy Coroner Mike Pepple.

Love was taken into custody after he was found underneath the Interstate 20 bridge on Pleasant Valley Road, Pell City.

The suspect exercised his right to remain silent after he was taken into custody, according to court testimony during the preliminary hearing.

The murder suspect has remained in the St. Clair County Jail since his arrest and is being held without bond.

Contact David Atchison at datchison@dailyhome.com.