Sheriff: Money believed to be motive in murder of Prattville woman

Published: May. 26, 2016 at 12:52 PM CDT|Updated: May. 26, 2016 at 8:28 PM CDT
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Sheriff Sedinger and Chief Thompson at the press conference (Source: WSFA 12)
Sheriff Sedinger and Chief Thompson at the press conference (Source: WSFA 12)

AUTAUGA CO., AL (WSFA) - New details surrounding the death of a prominent Prattville resident were released during a press conference by the Autauga County Sheriff on Thursday.

According to Sheriff Joe Sedinger, 30-year-old Willie Foster, Jr. confessed to killing Carol Parker Nunnery along County Road 3 in Autauga County earlier this week.

Sedinger stated that Foster knew Nunnery from doing work at her house, and that he was doing work at the victim's house on Monday. Sedinger said that sometime after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nunnery left her house to take Foster home, as she normally did on days he worked for her. Sedinger added though that Foster was driving the car.

The Sheriff went on to say that near County Road 3, Foster tried to get money from Nunnery. Sometime after that point, Nunnery received injuries from Foster that resulted in her death.

According to Sedinger, Nunnery's body was reportedly found on Tuesday by an Autauga County resident on the edge of a pond on County Road 3. She was allegedly run over by her own car, which was found earlier in the day in a different location in Prattville.

Earlier on Thursday, Foster appeared before a judge in his first court appearance.

During the hearing, it was revealed that Nunnery reportedly died from blunt force trauma.

Judge Booth got irritated with Foster after he couldn't give her his last home address. And though she deemed him a flight risk, Foster's bond was set at $250,000.

Sedinger stated that the possible motive was money related, but that Foster did not get any money from Nunnery.

More charges against Foster are possible including fraudulent use of a credit card.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 9th. Foster told the judge he would retain his own attorney.

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