Suspect facing numerous charges in fatal shooting

Published: Oct. 26, 2016 at 9:51 PM CDT
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The Marengo County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man on numerous felony charges after a woman was shot in the head at her home.

Officials say 49-year-old Jessie Houston was found by a relative Monday afternoon in Gallion. She died Wednesday night at a Tuscaloosa hospital.

Charges against 19-year-old Cordarius Scruggs have been upgraded to include capital murder and burglary in the first degree.

The sheriff's department says leads initially identified Scruggs as a person of interest. He was initially charged Tuesday.