Charges upgraded to 5 counts of capital murder in Marshall Co. double murder

Published: Dec. 9, 2015 at 4:16 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 6, 2016 at 4:16 PM CST
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MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Charges have been upgraded to five counts of capital murder in a double murder case against a Decatur man.

Jeffrey Lee McKelvey is accused of killing Denie and Pam Tucker in their Marshall County home in October.

The five counts of capital murder are for the murders of two or more people, murders that happened during a robbery, and murders that happened during a burglary.

McKelvey was initially charged with just murder, but as the investigation continued, they determined it was much more than just a murder.

McKelvey is charged in the deaths of 68-year- old Denie Tucker and his 64-year-old wife Pam.

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The couple was found dead in their home on Tucker Farm in the Asbury community back in September.

Approximately two months passed before McKelvey was arrested in November.

The investigation later revealed more details as to a possible motive with new charges that include burglary and robbery, both in the first degree.

"The allegations involving each of these murders was that the theft of miscellaneous personal property including money as well as jewelry and those circumstances allowed us to raise it from a murder case to a capital murder case," says District Attorney Steve Marshall.

McKelvey had an initial appearance before a judge on Tuesday. District Judge Mitch Floyd ordered McKelvey held without bond.

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