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Published On: Sun, Jan 21st, 2018

Police now say Fee Fletcher killed by Lee Hamilton in Alabama murder suicide

The deaths of a couple found shot to death in a Birmingham apartment last week have now been deemed a murder-suicide. by Birmingham police.

Police stated on Friday that Lee Otis Farrow Hamilton, 28, killed Felicia “Fee” Fletcher, 31, and then killed himself.

Lee Hamilton and Fee Fletcher photo/Facebook

“It’s just a very unfortunate situation,” said Birmingham police Capt. Sean Edwards. “It’s sad when a person who is supposed to love you and care about ends up killing you and then taking his own life.”

Their bodies were discovered just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in their bedroom at their Tom Brown Village apartment at Fifth Court and 41st Place North. Both had been shot, and were pronounced dead on the scene at 10:56 a.m.

Sgt. Bryan Shelton said Birmingham police received a 911 call reporting the deaths and that’s when officers responded to the scene.

Residents at Tom Brown Village told local press that two men made the discovery when they went to the apartment and one of them used a key to open the door.

The initial report was a murder-suicide, then police said that didn’t appear to be the case.

Further investigation and examination revealed the first report was correct.

Edwards said the couple had been dead two to three days when their bodies were discovered.

Hamilton, he said, had made prior statements about taking his own life. A gun was found in the bedroom with the couple.

Fletcher was in the food services business and had previously worked in the deli at Western Market in Vestavia Hills. She was originally from Philadelphia but had lived in Birmingham for at least 10 years.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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