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New details released in Colbert Co. murder investigation

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Grisham made his first court appearance before a Colbert County judge on Monday. Grisham made his first court appearance before a Colbert County judge on Monday.
COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Authorities released new details in a murder investigation in the Shoals.

On Friday, Homajean "Lee" Grisham III was arrested and charged with murder in the death of Jessica Nicole Broadfoot.

Grisham made his first court appearance before a Colbert County judge on Monday.

Officials said preliminary autopsy results rule Broadfoot's death as a homicide and that she died as a result of multiple sharp force injuries.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Grisham, it all started Friday morning when Grisham told his father he killed his girlfriend and that her body was in his truck.

According to the complaint, Grisham's father told him to get off his property and that's when Grisham's father called and reported what his son told him to sheriff's deputies.

A short time later investigators said they located the truck with Grisham behind the wheel and found blood inside the cab.

The report stated Grisham denied doing anything to his girlfriend but later admitted to stabbing her with a knife while driving down Highway 72 in Colbert County.

The document stated Grisham then admitted to dumping her body on his father's property and later took authorities to her body.

Investigators found Broadfoot's body face down with multiple stab wounds to her body.

Grisham has until July 28th to decide if he wants a preliminary hearing, if not the case will be sent to a Colbert County grand jury.

Grisham has been appointed an attorney.

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