Hearing date set for murder suspect accused of threatening witnesses | Crime
The Colbert County man charged with multiple counts of murder and trying to hire someone to kill the surviving witnesses will appear in court November 27.
Derek Burt is accused of killing Harry Ricks during a home invasion in 2008. Investigators say he also tied up Ricks' wife and daughter.
Investigators say Burt wrote a letter from jail asking someone to kill Ricks' wife and daughter.
That letter was intercepted and Burt now faces criminal solicitation charges.