Man charged with capital murder in Birmingham homicide

Man charged with capital murder in Birmingham homicide

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Montrail Russell. Source: Birmingham Police Department Montrail Russell. Source: Birmingham Police Department
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham Police have charged a man with capital murder in the death of a Birmingham woman.

Montrail Russell, 32, of Birmingham, is accused of killing Katie Lucas, 46, of Birmingham in June. A co-worker and a neighbor discovered Lucas unresponsive inside her apartment Sunday, June 23.

Russell was already in the custody of the Cleburne County Jail on an unrelated charge when Birmingham detectives issued the warrant for his arrest.

Officials say Russell had Lucas' vehicle at the time of his arrest in Cleburne County. They have not commented on how they two may know each other.

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