A defense witness for murder suspect Shadeed Abdul Fuqua testified in Morgan County Circuit Court on Wednesday that the man who shot and killed Jarmaine Cardell Jones on Nov. 21, 2019, was not in the courtroom. Fuqua was sitting about 20 feet from the witness.

A Falkville man, who is accused of hitting his wife in the head with a baseball bat and his fists, is facing a second-degree assault charge, according to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

A tornado watch is in effect for Morgan and Limestone counties until 10 tonight, with the main threat of tornadic activity being between 3:30 p.m. and just after sunset, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville.