Madison County man found not guilty in ex-wife's murder

Madison County man found not guilty in ex-wife's murder

A trial that started Monday is already over after a jury found Charles Carrithers not guilty on Tuesday.

Carrithers was arrested in 2014 and later indicted for the murder of his ex-wife Mary Carrithers.

In 2012, acting on a tip, investigators dug up the yard behind the home at Carrithers' last known address in Owens Cross Roads. This was a year after she was reported missing. Deputies used a backhoe and cadaver dogs and found nothing.

Mary's remains were discovered two years later in a wooded area in Morgan County.

Court documents show Carrithers was discharged on Wednesday.

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