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Shoals murder suspect's bond hearing continued

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By Nick Lough - bio | email

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - A Wednesday afternoon bond hearing for murder suspect Tony Woods was continued after four hours of testimony. 

Woods was charged with capital murder for the shooting death of his ex-wife Tammy Woods on July 13.

Investigators told the courtroom that Woods shot his ex-wife multiple times as she was trying to leave a residence.

During Wednesday's hearing, Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department Chief Investigator Travis Clemmons said Woods admitted to shooting above the vehicle Tammy was driving, but didn't think he hit it.

A doctor who recently treated Woods for stage two plasma cell cancer also testified about medications woods had been taking.

A Lauderdale County Jail nurse took the stand next and told the judge that Woods told her he suffered from brain cancer and had 24 to 48 days to live, but his doctor had previously said that was not true. 

The defense is arguing that because of their client's medical condition he should receive a lower bond in hopes of getting out to seek treatment.

The prosecution believes he can receive that same treatment while staying at the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

The hearing was continued Monday.

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