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July 11, 2013

Rush put on autopsy in Vinemont man’s death

CULLMAN — Police issued a rush on the autopsy of the Vinemont man who was shot and killed at his home on June 29 during an alleged domestic dispute with his wife.

District Attorney Wilson Blaylock said autopsy’s can take as long as six months to complete, but because of the importance of the case, a rush was requested on the report.

At this time, authorities have not released further details surrounding potential suspects in the case.

Cullman County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call by Elizabeth McBroom at approximately 2:45 a.m. on June 29 at the home she shares with her husband, Robert, on County Road 1437 in the Vinemont community.

Robert McBroom, 56, had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene when authorities arrived. Investigators would not speculate as to how many gunshots were involved, and would not release the type of gun used.

According to sheriff’s office reports, Elizabeth McBroom told deputies she and her husband had become embroiled in a domestic violence incident that resulted in his death.

When asked if there had been previous domestic disputes at the location, Cullman County Sheriff Mike Rainey said no records were found to his knowledge.

An autopsy was performed Tuesday, and Rainey said the results and all information uncovered during the investigation have been turned over to Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock. From there, the results will be used in a presentation before a grand jury to determine if any charges might be filed against Elizabeth.

Rainey said he will not be releasing any further details related to the case until it has been reviewed by a grand jury.

Law enforcement records show Elizabeth McBroom was arrested in 2012 for harassing communications, and also faced charges for contempt of court. Rainey said those charges are unrelated to this investigation.

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