Hunstville murder suspect captured by bondsmen in Selma after months on the run

Inez Fuqua
Inez Fuqua(Madison County Jail)
Published: Apr. 4, 2023 at 9:48 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2023 at 6:11 AM CDT
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A woman who is accused of killing her husband in 2021 is back in jail after skipping a court hearing and being found in Selma by bondsmen.

Inez Fuqua is being held in the Madison County Jail on no bond. She faces a murder charge in relation to the death of her husband, Chris Fuqua.

In Nov. 2020, Inez allegedly fired 14 shots from a stolen handgun at Chris while he was inside his truck outside of the Hyatt Hotel. He fired two shots back at Inez.

Inez left the scene, threw out the gun (that had been reported stolen from Selma, AL) and went to the hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to the hand. Chris stopped at the nearby Westin Hotel where he was treated on the scene for his injuries.

Inez was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, shooting into an occupied vehicle and receiving stolen property. She bonded out on a $45,000 bond on the same day.

In April 2021, Inez allegedly shot and killed Chris. She was charged with murder and booked into the Madison County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

According to Betta Bonds manager Angelo Contino, two other bonding companies helped her with the bond and she was released the next day. Inez was scheduled for a hearing on Oct. 31, 2022, but she did not show up. On Nov. 11, 2022, she became a fugitive and had a warrant issued for her arrest.

On Monday, Fuqua was located in Selma, AL, and was arrested by fugitive recovery agents and is now being held in the Madison County Jail without bond.

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