Murder suspect asked for help putting body in shopping cart, witness says

Murder suspect asked for help putting body in shopping cart, witness says

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis man is in jail, charged with first-degree murder after police discovered a man’s body inside an Uptown apartment.

A witness told police he went with Major Hayden Jr. to an Uptown apartment complex on Greenlaw Avenue Sunday night and saw a man lying on the floor in one of the units.

He says Hayden asked him to help load the man into a shopping cart.

The witness says he refused and left and called police the next morning.

Officers found the body of Donnie McCall on the bedroom floor with severe trauma to the head.

Man charged with murder; seen pushing body in shopping cart, witness says

According to a police affidavit, a neighbor told investigators she was sitting in her car around 2:30 a.m. and saw a man walk out of McCall's apartment pushing a shopping cart.

It’s unknown what was in the cart, but she says he went down the street for about 10 minutes and then returned without the shopping cart.

Police arrested Hayden a few blocks away near Chelsea and Thomas after the witness identified him in a line-up.

The judge didn’t set a bond but assigned Hayden a public defender.

He’ll be back in court next week.

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