Suspect in 4 stabbing deaths in Ala. denied bond

HUEYTOWN, Ala. (AP) - A man charged with capital murder in the stabbing deaths of four people at a Hueytown home has been denied bond in his first court appearance, conducted by video conference.

Scott Lamar Abbott also was informed of the charges in the proceeding Monday before District Court Judge Eric Fancher at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Bessemer. Abbott, held at the county
jail in Bessemer, made no statement other than confirming his age and address.

Police Chief Chuck Hagler said the 24-year-old Abbott is a 6-foot-7 former male stripper who lived at the Hueytown house until recently. Two women and two men were stabbed and slashed to death while sleeping. Hagler said Abbott is the former boyfriend of one of the victims and the motive appears to be jealous rage.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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