Murder charges filed in Homewood killing

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) –Police have charged a woman they say killed a Homewood man Wednesday afternoon .

Chasity Cates has been charged with murder in the death Patrick Ken Gerelds.  Gerelds, 59,  was found dead inside a home on Grove Street.  The exact cause of death has not been released.

Cates is currently in the Homewood city jail on a $75,000 bond.

Homewood police were called to the home to investigate reports of a body inside a home just after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.

No one answered the door when police arrived, so they forced their way into the home through the back door. Once they made entry, they found Gerelds’ body inside the residence.

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