Trial for man charged with murder of retired corrections officer in Florence set to start Monday

Updated: Oct. 15, 2017 at 6:32 PM CDT
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FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - The murder trial for a man accused of shooting and killing a retired corrections officer in Florence is set to happen this week. The victim and his alleged killer were next door neighbors.

Florence police say they had some sort of confrontation on April 29, 2016, and Alfonso Jarmon shot the elderly man.

Investigators say neighbors told them there had been an altercation involving Jarmon and 77-year-old Charles Hugh Perkins earlier that day, and that around 3:30 that afternoon, Jarmon fatally shot Perkins in Perkins' front yard on Redbud Street. Investigators say there are witnesses who saw it happen

The jury selection process is expected to begin Monday morning at the Lauderdale County Courthouse. Jarmon had been free on a $50,000 bond, but he's back in jail. Authorities say he violated conditions of that bond, and a judge revoked it in June.

Perkins had a long career in law enforcement. According to his obituary, he left behind eight children, 18 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren

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