Elderly Couple Slain in Mobile County, Relative Arrested

IRVINGTON, Ala. (AP) - Authorities used tracking dogs and a helicopter to find and arrest an ex-convict who was named a suspect in Monday's stabbing deaths of an elderly couple at their cattle ranch in south Mobile County.

Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran said 32 year old Aubrey Lynn Shaw was being sought in the killings of 79 year old Robert Gilbert and 83 year old Doris Gilbert.

Investigators said Shaw was related to the couple and District Attorney John Tyson Junior said he be charged with capital murder as early as Tuesday.

Shaw was found hiding in a bedroom in a house in the same neighborhood Monday afternoon at about 5 p.m.

He was released in June from the Mobile County jail, where he had been held on drug charges.

The sheriff's office said Shaw has an extensive arrest record for robbery, burglary and assault.

After the manhunt began, authorities placed four nearby public schools under lockdown.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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