Arrest Made In 5 Year Unsolved Murder

Arrest Made In 5 Year Unsolved Murder

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FOLEY, Alabama -

For the past five years, Michael Saucier prayed police would find his father's killer.

"It did get frustrating," says Saucier. "It changed our whole lives. Me and my father were best friends."

While Saucier focused on his construction career, detectives in Foley continued to pursue leads in the January 2009 murder of Saucier's father, Michael Senior.

Saucier was found stabbed and beaten to death in his Bay Street residence.

The investigation lead Foley police to Texas and to former Foley resident Spencer Jerkins, who was currently serving time in prison for another crime. After interviewing Jerkins, detectives charged him with Saucier's murder.

"It's a big relief for me," says Saucier. "My wife and I pray about it everyday. It doesn't bring my dad back, but it does bring relief and justice."

Jerkins was brought back to Alabama Thursday and is being held in the Baldwin County Corrections Center without bond.

More arrests are likely in the murder investigation.

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