Sale Charged

A Houston County grand jury has indicted a Webb man for capital murder in the death of his wife.

Forty-eight-year-old Michael Sale was originally charged with domestic violence in early May after his wife was brought to a Dothan hospital in critical condition.

Houston County Sheriff Lamar Glover said at the time that his wife, 48-year-old Lynn Sale, had apparently been tied up so tightly for so long that gangrene had developed in her hands and feet.

Friends and family believe the woman had been beaten as well. She died two weeks later.

Michael Sale was charged with murder after his wife's death.

A grand jury has indicted him for capital murder and kidnapping because the victim had allegedly been held against her will for an extended period of time. Sale will be arraigned on the new charges August 10.

The suspect is already on probation after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife three years ago. District attorney Doug Valeska wants to revoke sale's probation and send him to prison.

A hearing is set for July 8.


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