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Jefferson County man charged in crime spree

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A Jefferson County man is behind bars
charged with a host of crimes that included strangling a kitten in
front of two children.

Jefferson County sheriff's officials said 28-year-old Randy
O'Neal Davidson was armed with a machete when he forced his way
into the house and tried to sexually assault a 27-year-old woman.

The crimes occurred on Monday.

Davidson was charged with attempted rape, robbery and burglary
following his arrest Monday night.

Davidson is also a suspect in the death of a Shelby County
woman.

62-year-old Diana Rice was found dead Tuesday in St. Clair
County.

She was last seen alive on Friday.


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