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Deputies line up outside a home on Nick Fitcheard Road. (Source: WAFF) Deputies line up outside a home on Nick Fitcheard Road. (Source: WAFF)
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Sheriff's department investigating shooting

A shooting investigation is underway after a man was shot at a gas station in Madison County. The Madison County Sheriff's Department says that one man was shot at a gas station on Harvest Road and Highway 53. Sheriff's deputies say that a man was shot once at the gas station and then driven to a home on Nick Fitcheard Road. The man was then taken to the hospital by ambulance. The man's condition is unknown at this time. Sheriff's deputies say they're looking for a white older model vehicle but wouldn't yet give a description of the gunman.

Barry Whitton's trial enters 2nd week

Suspected killer Barry Whitton is expected to return to the Jackson County courthouse Monday morning as his murder trial enters its second week. Prosecutors say they hope to finish presenting their case by the middle of the week. Last week, the jury heard from investigators, friends and family of Michelle, Barry Whitton's parents, and family members who own the land where Michelle's body was found. Whitton is charged in the beating death of his first wife, Michelle, in 1997. Prosecutors say Whitton beat his wife Michelle with a butt of a gun so bad it fractured the back of her skull then dragged her body into the woods where he buried her. Last week, the jury heard testimony from friends and family of both Barry and Michelle Whitton. 

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