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Harrison Hearing

Investigators testified Tuesday that a Henry County man charged with capital murder told them several stories before finally claiming he killed one victim in self-defense and another accidentally.

Twenty-seven-year-old Michael Harrison is on trial for the Sept. 8 shooting deaths of 32-year-old Marvin Gillis and his 19-year-old wife, Tish.

The couple's bodies were found in a pick-up truck that collided with some road machinery parked on a dirt road near Headland.

Investigators say Harrison originally told them the victims had been killed at that location by three men after a drug deal went sour and that he managed to escape by hiding in the woods.

But, after blood was found next door to Harrison's home near Lake Eufaula, the suspect claimed he killed Gillis in self-defense during an argument over a travel trailer and that he shot the woman accidentally when she grabbed his gun and tried to take it away from him.

The case has been turned over to a grand jury.

Harrison is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail.


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