Man charged in woman's murder
by Brandon Fincher
Jul 21, 2009 | 4614 views |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cedric Lamar Keith
Cedric Lamar Keith
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TALLADEGA COUNTY - The Sheriff's Department has one man in custody on a murder charge after a Childersburg woman was found dead in a residence on Shady Lane Sunday evening.

Sheriff's Department Chief Investigator Capt. Mike Hubbard said Cedric Lamar Keith, 33, is being held in the Talladega County Jail on a murder charge in connection with the death of Magdalene Marbury, 26, with a listed address of 1308 3rd St. S.W., Childersburg.

Emergency responders received a 911 call at 8:06 p.m. Sunday and arrived to find Marbury dead in the residence of the suspect at 1098 Shady Lane outside Childersburg.

Hubbard said Marbury died of an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Sheriff's deputies took Keith into custody at the scene of the shooting. Hubbard said deputies secured the scene Sunday night and executed a search warrant at the residence Monday morning.

Hubbard said it appears Marbury and Keith were in some kind of relationship. He did not release any information about a possible cause for the shooting. Keith had not been assigned a bond as of Monday afternoon.

In a separate incident, sheriff's deputies took three men into custody on robbery charges from a Friday incident.

Neal Alonzo Adair, 33; Reco Reshun White, 20; and Tredrick Cordaryl Jackson, 17, all from the Sylacauga area, were assigned bonds of $100,000 each.

Hubbard said investigators believe the three men followed a woman's car in their own vehicle as she left Discount Food Mart on Alabama 21.

The alleged victim had to stop at a railroad crossing as a train passed. The men allegedly pulled up close behind her car to block her in. Two of the suspects then got out of the car and entered the victim's car when one pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the woman, Hubbard said.

The men took the money then fled in their own vehicle. No one was injured in the incident.

Hubbard said Investigators Tony Haynes and Josh Tubbs worked the case and were able to get the suspects identified and in custody.