815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503



Major Crimes Unit Charge Husband in Wifeís Shooting Death


Huntsville, Alabama (January 18, 2008) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís Major Crimes Unit have charged 63-year-old Earl Junior Palmer with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife Callie M. Palmer, age 60. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said Investigators arrested the husband this morning and booked him into the Madison County Metro jail. Mrs. Palmerís body was found January 7, 2008 in a parking lot in a local business at 2019 Fisher Street. Bond for Palmer was set at $75,000. He lived at 3000 Ivy Street SW.