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One Year Later: Russell County Double Murder

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RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -  Two local families wait for justice in what authorities call one of the area's most brutal murder cases.

Twenty-year-old Brandon Hall and 21-year-old Tarrance Mays are both charged with capital murder in the deaths of Monique Reid and Quincy Davidson.

The couple was found murdered in their home off Highway 80 on July 30, 2008 by Davidson's father. Mays and Hall were arrested July 31, 2008.

Officials say Reid, who was 27, and Davidson, who was 24, had been dead for several weeks before their bodies were discovered. It is estimated they were shot on July 5, 2008.

Police say all four temporarily lived together in the home at some point before the killings.

Tarrance Mays was Quincy Davidson's cousin.

Both Mays and Hall blame each other for the murders but both agree they went to the house with the intention to rob Davidson.

Police say the couple was shot in their bedroom.

Tarrance Mays tells police after that, he and Hall left and decided to go right back to see if they could find more money in the trailer.

But when they returned, Monique Reid was still alive, hiding in the bathroom trying to call 911.

One of the men strangled her and Hall says he was forced by Mays to stab her 20 times with a steak knife.

Now, the case is ready to go to trial but a date has not yet been set.

Mays and Hall are being held in the Russell County Jail.

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