OZARK, Ala. (AP) — The wife of an Alabama man charged with capital murder in the slaying of two teenagers nearly 20 years ago says he's innocent.
Jeanette McCraney defended her husband, 45-year-old Coley McCraney, during a news conference Wednesday in Ozark.
Jeanette McCraney says her husband is a truck driver and minister who puts other people first.
She says authorities first began asking him about the slayings of Tracie Hawlett and J.B. Beasley a few weeks ago and he eventually gave authorities a DNA sample.
Officials say genetic testing provided the link that resulted in Coley McCraney's arrest last week in two killings that haunted southeast Alabama for almost two decades.