Trial begins for shooting death of Billy Rutherford


Decatur - A jury trial started today, for a Decatur man accused in a 2011 murder.


Demeco Hill, 37, is accused of shooting Billy Rutherford, 24, to death. Rutherford was shot at a house near the corner of Grand and Woodford Streets, in August of 2011.


Police say Rutherford stole drug money from Hill which lead to the shooting. Two others are charged in the murder. Felton Estes, 31, will be back in court in March. Shitavious Cook, 17, will be back in court for a hearing in February. Both plead not guilty to the murder charges.  


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