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Police make 4th arrest in Amanda Taylor murder case

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MUSCLE SHOALS, AL (WAFF) -

Four people have been indicted in connection to the brutal murder of Amanda Taylor.

Colbert County Investigators arrested three suspects back in December. The indictments revealed the fourth suspect, Ashley Greenhill, who led police to Taylor's remains.

The criminal complaint lays out how investigators think she was involved in the murder.

Investigators say Ronald Weems strangled Taylor with a nylon strap in the basement of his home on Moss Avenue in Muscle Shoals back in October.

Taylor had gone to the home to use a computer.

When a friend came to pick her up, Greenhill reportedly began yelling that Taylor was not welcome there. Witnesses say she was waving a hatchet over her head.

Police say Greenhill, Matthew Fox, and Laurel Pruett were in the basement when Weems began to dismember Taylor's body.

Investigators say Greenhill eventually went to the Muscle Shoals Police Department and told investigators she heard phone conversations between Weems and Pruett. Greenhill said they talked about what happened to Taylor's body.

It was Greenhill who led investigators to Gnat Pond Road. That's where crews found Taylor's remains.

Investigators say Weems confessed to killing Taylor and leaving her remains in this location.

A trial date has not been set.

All four suspects are in the Colbert County Jail.

The motive is not clear in this case, but investigators say Taylor's clothes were partially removed when she was attacked.


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