Alabama man confesses to killing girlfriend on Christmas eve

An Alabama man has confessed to killing his girlfriend and attempting to burn her stays on Christmas Eve, authorities mentioned.

Ace Antonio Pierre Belcher, 32, known as Altoona cops late Thursday to report that he had an argument along with his girlfriend, Traci Melvin Wilemon, that turned bodily and led to her dying, the Gadsden Times reported.

Belcher initially advised responding cops he discovered Wilemon, 50, lifeless on the ground of their Altoona residence, however uncommon circumstances on the scene led cops to name investigators from the Etowah County Sheriff’s Workplace, Sheriff Jonathan Horton mentioned in a press launch.

Deputies then obtained a search warrant and processed the scene for hours early on Christmas Day earlier than Belcher confessed to killing Wilemon and attempting to burn her stays, sheriff officers mentioned.

Belcher, who was arrested early Friday, is going through expenses of homicide and abuse of a corpse. He remained held with out bond early Monday, online records show.

It’s unclear if he’s employed an legal professional.

The Alabama Division of Forensic Science will conduct an post-mortem on Wilemon’s physique. Investigators from the sheriff’s workplace will attend the examination, Horton mentioned.

A message looking for further remark from the Etowah County Sheriff’s Workplace was not instantly returned early Monday.