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Huntsville man accused of strangling woman to death

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The Madison County Coroner's Office says an autopsy confirmed a Huntsville woman died as a result of strangulation.

Posted: Dec 15, 2017 6:22 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2017 6:23 PM

Court records show a man is facing a murder charge after strangling a Huntsville woman to death in November on Sullivan Road.

Otis Terrial Nelson is charged with murder in the death of Mary Washington. Washington was found dead in her home Nov 9 after receiving a call that she was unresponsive in her home.

The Madison County Coroner's Office at the time called the death suspicious in nature, and autopsy results showed that Washington died as a result of strangulation, and the case was ruled a homicide days later.

Nelson was booked in the Madison County Jail on a $75,000 bond Nov 14. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan 10.

WAAY 31 was unable to obtain Nelson's booking photo through the Madison County Jail as of Friday.

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