Capital murder charges filed in case of missing nurse Terri Sullivan

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UPDATE 3:38 P.M.

The charges against Samuel Sullivan and Jenny Sullivan have been upgraded to capital murder, Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer tells News 5. 

The Sheriff said these arrests have been in the making for a while. He said,  “It is finally all come together last week, so we decided to go ahead and make the arrests, we have the evidence.”

The two suspects were arrested at Samuel Sullivan’s home in Wilmer. Investigators spent the afternoon gathering evidence from the home. Sheriff Stringer said, “We had some other evidence that we were looking for that we didn’t need it, but it certainly enforced the case, reinforced the case, and we were able to find that today.”

Sheriff Stringer told News 5 WCSO spoke to Terri Sullivan’s family earlier in the day. He said they were happy to hear the news. He said, “They were very excited and happy that the arrests had been made, but of course they’re still going through some tough times right now. The family is realizing that these are the folks that committed this crime.”  

ORIGINAL STORY

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Two people are under arrest in the case of missing nurse Terri Sullivan.

Her husband Samuel Sullivan and his ex-wife Jenny Sullivan were taken into custody Thursday in Mobile County.

Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer says the two will be charged with first-degree kidnapping. However, he says he expects capital murder charges to be filed once positive identification is made on human remains discovered in Grand Bay in March.

The remains were found near a burned car on Grand Bay Wilmer Road. Terri Sullivan had rented the car before she disappeared.

Terri Sullivan was reported missing in January. She worked as a nurse at Springhill Medical Center in Mobile.

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