Tifton couple turns in grandson on murder charges - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Tifton couple turns in grandson on murder charges

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Men burglarize defunct Holley School

    Men burglarize defunct Holley School

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:36:24 GMT
    Sylvester Police arrested two men for stealing items from a Sylvester school that closed several years ago. Lt. Ronnie Graddy of the Sylvester Police Department says that late Friday afternoon, Lt. TracyMore >>
    Lt. Ronnie Graddy of the Sylvester Police Department says that late Friday afternoon, Lt. Tracy Jones noticed a red pick-up truck backed up to the old Holley Elementary School building, on Carter Road in Sylvester.More >>
  • Americus runner back in Boston

    Americus runner back in Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:06:25 GMT
    One of the thousands of runners participating in the marathon today comes from Southwest Georgia, Charlene Pennymon. She's returning to Boston to win another title but also give hope to others. @ ThisMore >>
    One of the thousands of runners participating in the marathon today comes from Southwest Georgia, Charlene Pennymon. She's returning to Boston to beat her current record but also give hope to others. More >>
  • Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Thomasville woman celebrates 100th Birthday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:57:34 GMT
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>
    A Thomasville woman is celebrating her 100th birthday. Irene Manning celebrates her 100th Birthday today. Friends and family threw her a birthday party at Cherokee Lake in Thomasville. Her grandson saysMore >>

January 20, 2003

(Tifton-AP) -- James and Linda Harrell say they each suffered the loss of a murdered parent when they were young. When they heard that two brothers had been robbed and killed while volunteering at a home for troubled boys, there was only one thing to do -- turn in their grandson.

The Harrells say they had an obligation to give the Georgia Bureau of Investigation information that led to the arrest of their grandson -- 21-year-old Donnie "D. J." Hulett Junior.

Hulett is accused of killing 62-year-old Larry Phelps and 69-year-old Arvine Phelps. Their bodies were found July 22nd. They had been shot while clearing brush near the Mountain Top Boys Home in Villanow.

Linda Harrell was six years old when her mother was found shot to death in their home in Macon in 1951.

James Harrell was 16 when his father was found dead in his tractor-trailer on the side of a highway. His family believes he was probably robbed by a hitchhiker.

The couple says they can understand how the Phelps feel and wanted to come forward with the facts. Hulett may face the death penalty on murder charges.

posted at 9:25AM by dave.miller@walb.com

Powered by WorldNow