Murder charge dropped because judge didn't find probable cause

Shaquan Horton Shaquan Horton

The murder charge against Shaquan Horton was dropped for now, but the state could re-file or send the case to a grand jury.

Posted: Sep. 17, 2018 5:30 PM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2018 4:19 PM

UPDATE: On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the murder charge was dropped for Shaquan Horton, because the judge didn’t find probable cause. The state could re-file or send the case to a grand jury.

Baker was murdered at the Budget Inn in July. He was shot in the head once.


Warrants have been issued for two men suspected in the murder of Ryan Baker on July 13, 2018 at the Budget Inn on University Drive in Huntsville.

The suspects, Atimothy Pullen and Shaquan Horton, have both been seen as complicit in the murder.

Horton's warrant was served today, and he was booked into the Madison County Jail. He was taken into custody at a traffic stop. Pullen is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on unrelated charges, but he is expected to be transferred this week.

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