HARTSELLE – Hartselle police say a Madison woman arranged the slaying of the father of their child, and she is one of four people charged in his July 24 shooting death that was Hartselle’s first homicide since 2006.
Jaclyn Elaine Skuce, 38, of 3109 Lakeland Drive, was arrested Wednesday and charged with criminal solicitation to commit capital murder in the death of Anthony Larry Sheppard, 41, who was found shot to death at 450 Dawson St., Hartselle, according to court records. She was booked into the Morgan County Jail and held with no bond.
There is no bond in Alabama for suspects charged with capital murder. Hartselle Police Chief Justin Barley said arrangements are being made to have Delp and Smart brought to Morgan County.
“Additional arrests are expected,” Barley said during a news conference Wednesday. “We’re very confident in that. We made a promise to the family, and we make the same promise to the community: Anyone and everyone that is somehow, someway involved in this case or responsible for the death of Larry Sheppard will be held accountable for that.”
Delp, who was questioned Tuesday while incarcerated in the Madison County jail on unrelated charges, told police he was hired by Skuce to kill Sheppard and fired the shots that killed him, according to an affidavit filed Wednesday in Morgan County District Court by Hartselle investigator Tania Burgess.