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James Matthew Hill

Birth: June 8, 1982
Death: February 18, 2016

Obituary

James Matthew Hill, 33, a resident of Enterprise, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 at his residence.

A Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Rev. Don McCall officiating. Burial will follow at Center Ridge Church Cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Matthew was loved by all who knew him; he would often go out of his way to take care of others before himself. He had a way of trying to find the best in everyone that he came in contact with. Matthew will be missed dearly by all of his family and friends.

He is survived by his son, Kalani Hill; parents, James Wesley Hill (Tammy), and Frances Lorraine Bolibol (Urban); sister, Emily Luke; maternal grandparents, Charles and Fronnie Culverhouse; paternal grandfather, James Hill; and uncle, Chuck Culverhouse (Cortney).

Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home, (334) 774-4551, is in charge of arrangements.

Criminal Details

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Undated

Name: James Matthew Hill
Died: February 18, 2016
Age at death: 33
Cause of death: Murder
Location: Enterprise, Alabama, USA
Disability: Cerebral palsy

Details:James was murdered by his roommate, who had also been his caregiver. He was bound, blindfolded, and repeatedly stabbed.

Neighbors remember James as “a blessing” who would do anything for others. They often saw him going to a nearby restaurant, where he ate nearly every day.

Perpetrator: David Cunningham (Caregiver; roommate); charged with murder.

Source: WBRC.com

WBRC.com
Rae Larkins - February 20, 2016

ENTERPRISE, AL (WSFA) - A man has been charged in a stabbing death in Enterprise Thursday.

David Cunningham, 20, was arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of 33-year-old James Matthew Hill.

Investigators were called to a home in the 100 block of Walding Street shortly after 3 p.m. where they found Hill's body in the living room. He'd been bound, blindfolded, and stabbed numerous times in the head, neck, and shoulders, police said.

"I've seen a lot of terrible scenes in my career, and in terms it was a very brutal murder," said Enterprise Police Chief T.D Jones.

Coffee County Sheriff's deputies found Cunningham around an hour later on the north end of the county and transported him to the police department for questioning. Enterprise police say the suspect was charged with capital murder around 11 p.m. despite refusing to speak with detectives.

Neighbors say the victim suffered from cerebral palsy and seizures and that they believe Cunningham was supposed to be caring for him.

"It bothers me because I love both of them, and both of them was good to me," said Lola-Faye Ross, a neighbor.

Cunningham had a preliminary hearing Friday morning. In addition to the capital murder charge, he's facing robbery charges after property was found on him during his arrest.

Cunningham faces the possibility of life in prison or the death penalty in this case. He remains in the Coffee County Jail without bond.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Enterprise police at 334-347-2222 or leave a tip at www.enterprisepd.com.

WTVY.com
Kim Allen - February 19, 2016

On February 18, 2016, at 3:08 PM, the Enterprise Police Department initiated a death investigation in the 100 Block of Walding Street Enterprise, AL. The investigation started yesterday afternoon when the EPD Criminal Investigations Division was contacted by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office with information on a possible body in Enterprise, AL. At 4:11 PM, the CCSO located the suspect in the North end of Coffee County without incident. The CCSO transported the suspect to the Enterprise Police Department for questioning.

Enterprise Police Department Detectives discovered the victim deceased in the residence on Walding Street. The victim was located in the living room of the residence bound and blindfolded. The victim received multiple stab wounds to the head, neck, and shoulders. The victim has been identified as James Matthew Hill, age 33, of 110 Walding Street Apt. A Enterprise, AL.

On February 18, 2016 at 10:58 PM, the Enterprise Police Department arrested and charged David Montel Cunningham, age 20, of Enterprise, AL with Capital Murder. Cunningham refused to speak with Detectives and was transported to the Coffee County Jail after arrest.

The Enterprise Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is conducting this investigation. Although an arrest has been made, the EPD asks that anyone with additional information to contact the Enterprise Police Department at (334) 347-2222 or leave us a tip at www.enterprisepd.com.


UPDATE 2/19/2016

Enterprise Police have arrested David Cunningham on murder charges connected to Thursday's suspicious death investigation.

Investigators say Cunningham stabbed 33-year-old James Hill to death. Police found the victim bound and gagged.

Cunningham is being held without bond.

Press Release from Enterprise Police Department

On February 18, 2016, at 3:08 PM, the Enterprise Police Department initiated a death investigation in the 100 Block of Walding Street Enterprise, AL. The investigation started yesterday afternoon when the EPD Criminal Investigations Division was contacted by the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office with information on a possible body in Enterprise, AL. At 4:11 PM, the CCSO located the suspect in the North end of Coffee County without incident. The CCSO transported the suspect to the Enterprise Police Department for questioning.

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