Murder Suspect Formally Charged

32-year-old Telvin Labenji Gray has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife, Starrick Morgan Gray, a teacher, Wednesday. She was shot on the campus of Livingston High School.

"You've got people outside the school family that witnessed this incident at the school," said Livingston Police Chief Ashley Welborn. "The witnesses knew who the suspect was and told us his name."

Welborn said Gray was taken into custody after crashing his car less than an hour after the shooting in nearby Demopolis.

According to Sumter County Sheriff Johnny Hatter, Gray, of Forkland, is said to be a pastor at a church in neighboring Greene County.

Welborn said Starrick Gray, of Fosters, Ala., was shot more than once and that a weapon has been recovered. School officials say she had worked as a special education teacher at Livingston High.

"It was an isolated incident. It was a domestic incident between these two individuals," said Welborn. "It was not related to the school, Livingston High School or related in any way to the University of West Alabama."

At this time, Welborn says Gray is not facing any other charges in Livingston. However, he could face some traffic violations in Demopolis.

The basketball game that was set for last night for Livingston High was canceled. Classes were canceled both Thursday and Friday.

Superintendent Fred Primm said Monday counselors will be at LHS to provide any assistance that faculty or students might need. Police say they will also patrol the area.

The case against Telvin Gray is expected to be presented to a Sumter County grand jury in March.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Livingston on Jan 29, 2010 at 09:54 AM
  • by Cuz Location: Aiken, SC on Jan 27, 2010 at 02:54 PM
    Numbers 35 verse 16-21 May God bless the families and do his will.
  • by Marvin Location: Clarke County MS on Jan 27, 2010 at 01:08 PM
    An African-American female in 2010 living in Alabama USA, or anywhere in America; that is, or was an angel, so perfect, guiltless, that could almost walk on H2O. Please... gimme-a-break. I'm not saying he should have killed her, but apparently she was playing a dangerous game. All of you women need to learn from this tragedy. STOP PLAYING GAMES.
  • by Marc Location: Atlanta on Jan 27, 2010 at 07:36 AM
    Starrick (Super Star) you are such a special person and I thank God for having you in my life. This will never make sense to me. You will truly be missed by your friends in Atlanta and will remain in our hearts forever! To mother,brother,Jaylin and Jerion you will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 at 09:34 PM
    bottom line yes he is will be judge.. that not to judge means not to judge like god with your own standards.. wish people woudl learn and not repeat what is yipped at them from those that think they know.. gods words.. my opinion is no matter who you murder you should face the same ... and stop with the excuses to justify the outcome..
  • by ThoughtIKnewHim Location: Demopolis, alabama on Jan 26, 2010 at 07:46 PM
    This is a very sad situation. I knew Telvin personally. I always thought he was a good person, a very God Fearing man. My question is WHAT GOD FEARING MAN WOULD TAKE THE LIFE OF ANYONE, ESPECIALLY THE MOTHER OF THOSE BABIES!!!!!? I guess you never know anyone or there true thoughts. NO ONE DESERVED what Starrick had to endure. My heart and Prayers go out to Her family and Friends. May God be with you through this difficult time.
  • by Da Whole Truth Location: All Over Sumter on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:06 AM
    Suppose some man takes a gun and blow your mammy head off. Will u still be IGNORANT or maybe u just as sick as Telvin's "GAY, TIED-TONGUED" ___.
  • by a grieving friend Location: tusc county on Jan 26, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    Starrick was a friend of mine for all my life. Tomorrow I have to bury a friend more of a sister then anything,because a horrible person,which I'm putting it mildly,decided that her shouldn't continue on do to his selfishness. I will dearly miss her,will continue to love her,will be there for her family as always, and I know she is in God's hands. So,if anyone knows of anyone that might be going through the same ordeal help them the best way,because there is nothing like burying your best friend that you wanted to grow old with. For the people that comment to Unique14, remember the devil will get control if you allow him to. Do not comment or speak in ugly tones because that alone will make you ugly to. The Lord will deal with such people. Star I Love You! I Will Truly Miss for all my days here on earth.
  • by Kiera Williams Location: Gainesville on Jan 26, 2010 at 07:44 AM
  • by Monica Location: Greene County on Jan 25, 2010 at 02:28 PM
    Unique14,baby u need Jesus. what if this had been your mother, aunt, sister, or maybe it just have been YOU. We are losing all of all good people while "DUMB _____" like u roam God's creation.
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