- Cullman, Alabama

October 1, 2008

Local man arrested for Birmingham murder

By Patrick McCreless

staff writer

Birmingham — Birmingham police recently arrested a Cullman man for capital murder after they found a dead man in a burning vehicle Friday.

Philip Aaron, 34 of Cullman was arrested Monday along with Angela Rena Green, 38 of Birmingham, who was also charged with capital murder. Both were incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail without bond.

According to police reports, the murder investigation developed from a house fire call in the 600 block of Exeter Avenue in Birmingham Friday evening.

Birmingham Police Public Information Officer Lt. Henry Irby said after area firefighters extinguished the blaze, they discovered the burned vehicle and the victim’s charred remains.

Through dental records, the victim was identified as Joseph Scholl, 67 of Tarrant, Ala. The cause of death has not been released.

Police suspect the home was vacant and the vehicle fire was intentional.

“Police were told by witnesses that they heard an explosion,” Irby said.

Details as to why Aaron was in Birmingham were not available.

“That is still under investigation,” Irby said.

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