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UPDATE: Madison Co. murder suspect captured

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The man was on the run for nearly two days, 43-year old Muriel Lolan King was considered armed and dangerous after he left the scene after fatally stabbing his cousin, but police caught up to him late Sunday night, and now he is behind bars. 

King is being held on a $150,000 dollars bond after being booked just before 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Family members tell us he's been in and out for jail several times in his life and was behind bars as recently as a month ago before he was charged with the murder of his cousin, 51-year old Twan Carter.

Family members say Carter was stabbed to death by King around 1 a.m. on Saturday morning at this home in Harvest. The family is a little more at ease now that Carter has been caught, but is still coming to grips with the loss of a man they knew as "Uncle Twan"

"My uncle was an all around good person. He would give you the shirt right off of his back if you wanted it. He would play with the kids he had three grandchildren of his own," said Alia Carter, Victim's Niece

Update: 8:36 p.m. 


Madison County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a stabbing in progress just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

The incident occurred in the 100 block of Hammonds Rd. in Harvest.

When authorities arrived at the scene they discovered Twan Lanier Carter, 51, suffering from critical injuries. The victim was transported to Huntsville Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division (CID) investigated and quickly identified a family member of the victim as a suspect.

That suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Muriel Lolan King.

King is a black male, 5’11, approximately 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

An active arrest warrant for murder has been issued for King, who should be considered armed and dangerous.

Please contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office with any information at (256) 722-7181. 

The suspect was last seen riding in a 2000-2004 White Chevy Tahoe, with expired Alabama License Plates.

The vehicle has “stock” rims and tires.  The suspect is believed to be in the Huntsville Area.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office advises the public to not approach the suspect; the public is asked to contact Law Enforcement or 911.

Muriel L. King is presumed innocent until determined otherwise by the judicial system. The arrest warrant was issued based on probable cause by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

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