Impeachment in Limestone County Murder Trial

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – An arraignment has been filed against a Limestone County man facing a capital murder charge, according to court documents.

Travis Lee Stanley has been charged in the 2020 shooting death of Joey Sutton. Online court records show arraignment is scheduled for August 12, 2022 at 9 a.m. at the Limestone County Courthouse.

In May 2020, deputies from the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) arrived in the Mill Valley Drive area. Upon arrival, they found Sutton, 33, dead of apparent gunshot wounds in the driveway of a nearby home.

Information from the Limestone County District Attorney’s Office said an argument broke out between Stanley and Sutton, leading to the shooting.

The LCSO explained that Sutton left his house and walked to Stanley’s house and an argument began. The sheriff’s office said at the time that Stanley assaulted Sutton, who defended himself.

Shortly after, Stanley allegedly shot Sutton in front of his young son.

Stanley was arrested and jailed in Limestone County Jail without bond.

In April, a Limestone County judge recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit against Stanly in favor of Sutton’s family, according to court documents online.

Court records also show that the state will have to reveal whether or not it intends to seek the death penalty in this case at the next indictment.


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