From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
Clay is a quiet community, consider one of the safest in Jefferson County, but the last week has brought news of uncharacteristic violence.
It started when a former Green Bay Packer player was found shot to death in his Clay home.
Former Green Bay Packers player shot to death in Clay
Stunning news followed that four men had been charged with kidnapping and capital murder in the shooting death of his suspected assailant.
4 in custody in connection to murder in Clay of former Green Bay Packers player
Then, Saturday morning, came news of a shooting at Cosby Lake in Clay when a woman said she shot and killed her boyfriend in self defense.
Woman claims self defense in shooting, killing of boyfriend at park in Clay
A Trussville man was arrested on charges of kidnapping and rape last week.
Trussville man arrested on kidnapping, rape charges
Family, friends, community members, and law enforcement spent days searching for David Paul Crumley of Grayson Valley. Worst fears were realized when searchers found his body near Chalkville Road and Old Springville Road.