Family: Thanksgiving plans shift to funeral after Huntsville man charged in brother’s murder

Terryous Crutcher is in jail after police say he killed his younger brother, Tevareous, during an argument Saturday night.

Posted: Nov 25, 2019 6:14 PM
Updated: Nov 26, 2019 8:40 AM

A family is in mourning after a shooting left one brother dead, and his brother behind bars charged with his murder.

Terryous Crutcher, 32, is in jail after police say he killed his younger brother, Tevareous, during an argument.

Tevareous Crutcher, Terryous Crutcher

The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Saturday on Williamsburg Drive in Huntsville.

We learned how the family is coping and what they plan to do next.

We spoke with the uncle of the Crutcher brothers and he told WAAY-31 they used to love to play basketball at the Richard Showers Recreational Center.

Now that Terryous is in jail charged with murder, and his brother, Tevareous, is dead, the family is trying to remember the good memories they had together ahead of the holidays.

"We were planning for Thanksgiving dinner. Now, we're planning for a funeral, as you know. We're just trying to get by one day at a time. Terryous was the older brother that looked out for his little brother. The protector of the family, so to speak," said Cornell Martin.

Martin is one of the Crutcher brothers' uncles. He said they had a very close relationship.

He said he was in shock and hurt when he learned of his nephew's death and his other nephew's suspected role in it, but he is doing his best to keep it all together as a head of the Martin and Crutcher family.

"So, that's the back bone of our family. Strong and strengthened from both sides," he said.

Saturday night, Huntsville police said a shooting took place on Williamsburg Drive. They believe Terryous shot his brother, Tevareous, after a heated argument.

Martin said the family is focused on grieving as a family, and he has a message for his nephew.

"We're going to do everything we can to get you a bond and get you out. We know that you're suffering. We know that you're grieving. You're having all kinds of emotions going on with you," he said.

Martin said the rest of the family is leaning on faith and prayer.

Tevareous leaves behind a young girlfriend and a baby girl. He was only 20 years old.

According to court documents, Terryous pleaded guilty to trafficking marijuana in May and was sentenced to a 17-year split sentence. That included serving three years outside of jail while being monitored.

Documents say on Nov. 23, Terryous went out of range and the next day, he was charged with murder. It says a holding order was placed on him until a hearing is set. That hearing will be in early December.

Martin said the service for Tevareous will be Saturday, Nov. 30 at noon. It will be at Progressive Union Missionary Church.

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