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Couple Arrested in Florida in Connection with Death of Elderly Birmingham Couple

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Aug 13 2018 7:26 AM

(WBRC) - A man were taken into custody in south Florida in connection to the deaths of an elderly couple found dead in their east Birmingham home.

30-year old Kristen Gullion of Cullman was arrested by Miami Beach police on Thursday. Zachary Phillips, 23, was arrested by Hollywood (Fla.) police on Friday. 

Their arrests come nearly a week after police found the bodies of 68-year old Steve Holt and his wife, 67-year old Mary Holt in their home on 9th Court Circle. They say the couple’s grandchild led them to the bodies. The child, believed to be about three years old, was reportedly covered in blood.

According to reports, Phillips has been charged with first-degree property theft, third-degree grand theft, trespassing and resisting arrest.

In the week following, Birmingham investigators remained tight-lipped about the case until Friday afternoon when they said the couple’s gray 2012 Honda Civic had been located in Miami Beach. It’s believed the car was stolen after their deaths.

According to a police report from Miami Beach Police, an officer spotted the Civic parked illegally on South Point Drive on Thursday.

The car had North Carolina tags, but when the officer conducted a routine computer check, he learned the vehicle was reported stolen out of Birmingham on Aug. 2, the day the couple was found dead.

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