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DeKalb County Man Indicted for Halloween Murder of Stepson

By: Angie Meadows -- General Manager for Smithville Review


An indictment for second-degree murder was returned last Tuesday by the DeKalb County Grand Jury on a man who allegedly fatally shot his stepson on Halloween night 2019 in Liberty.

Albert Wayne Fisher, Jr., 50, appeared in Criminal Court yesterday, June 9, for arraignment in the death of 37-year-old Tyler Durden. The outcome was not available by press time. The shooting occurred at Fisher’s home on Eckles Heights Road in Liberty. Since Fisher’s arrest, authorities have revealed few details about the shooting.

In a prepared statement after the shooting, the TBI said, “at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Special Agents joined DeKalb County deputies and investigators with the DA’s office in investigating the shooting that occurred shortly after 6 p.m. October 31.

During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Durden approached the residence of his mother and stepfather. Fisher came to the door, and during that encounter, fired a weapon, striking Mr. Durden. The victim was ultimately transported to a Nashville hospital, where he was pronounced deceased”.

Fisher is free on bond and is being represented by the District Public Defender’s Office.

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