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Shooting probe could take half a year investigate

By Holly Hollman
hhollman@decaturdaily.com 340-2445

CAPSHAW — It could take half a year or more for Limestone County authorities to have the evidence needed to rule a fatal shooting a homicide or a suicide.

Sheriff's Department Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt said a complete autopsy on Jan Michael Stack, 30, of 27598 Eastland Drive, Capshaw, will take six to eight months.

"We won't make a determination until then," he said.

"No one is under arrest at this time. It's still under investigation."

McNatt said investigators will treat it as a homicide unless evidence proves it otherwise.

Stack died Tuesday after coming home from lunch and arguing with his wife, Amanda.

McNatt said Amanda Stack, 23, told investigators her husband threatened her with a 9 mm handgun, tied her hands behind her back and then shot himself in the chest.

McNatt said the two had a long-standing argument over her working at night at a restaurant in Madison, but Jan Stack's mother said that was not the cause of the arguments.

Debbie Lamb said her son and daughter-in-law had marital issues more serious than Amanda Stack's work hours.

McNatt said the couple's children, a 10-month-old daughter and 2-year-old son, were home at the time of the shooting but did not witness it.

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