HUNTSVILLE — A Scott County man accused of killing his nephew during a dispute over missing money was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday, July 9.
Gerald Ray Nelson, 50, of the Low Gap neighborhood south of Huntsville, was indicted on charges of second degree murder and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
Nelson is accused of fatally shooting Dustin Gunter, 31, of Robbins, during a dispute at Nelson’s home on April 13.
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[s2If current_user_can(access_s2member_level1)]Authorities say that Nelson, who has been jailed since the night of the incident on a charge of criminal homicide, shot Gunter — the nephew of Nelson’s wife, who died last year — with a .22-caliber handgun.
Allegedly, Nelson admitted to investigators that he shot Gunter, saying that he awoke from a nap during the late evening hours of April 13 to discover his wallet on his lap with more than $300 missing from it.
After confronting Gunter about the missing money, Nelson told authorities, he attempted to confront Gunter’s girlfriend — Angie Boyatt, who was present outside the home — when Gunter grabbed his arm and he fired his gun at Gunter.
During the course of an autopsy, four $100 bills were discovered in Gunter’s sock, according to investigators.
The gun-related charge resulted from Nelson’s status as a convicted felon in the state of Georgia. He was convicted of burglary in 1982.[/s2If]