Suspect Charged in Tuscumbia Death

Tuscumbia police have arrested a suspect for murder in connection with a death at a business on Highway 43.  59-year-old Victor Manuel Funez Cruz of Muscle Shoals is charged with the murder of Edith Margarita Martinez, a coworker at McVantage Industries in Tuscumbia.  Police were called to the business on Tuesday following a report of an assault-in-progress.  Officers responding to the call found Edith Martinez suffering from severe head injuries inflicted by multiple blunt objects.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the murder to be the result of a domestic incident, but Cruz has not yet given a statement on his motive for the attack.  He is being held without bond in the Colbert County Jail.