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"I think he's evil": family reacts after cold case murder arrest

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The family of Marsha Brantley is relieved - and outraged.

Two days after the arrest of Donnie Ray Brantley for the murder of his wife, her family in Greene County spoke with News Channel 11 about the ordeal.

"I was so happy I couldn't believe it," said Chuck Rader, Marsha's cousin.  "I was totally elated that he finally got arrested.

Marsha's family members told News Channel 11 they suspected Donnie Ray Brantley for years.   Now, he and other family members are convicted Marsha's husband was also her killer.    "I think he's evil," Rader said.   "You even look at his picture and he looks evil."

Donnie Ray Brantley is in the Bradley County, TN Jail with bond at $500,000.  He has a hearing set for November 18th.

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - The husband of a missing Bradley County woman has been arrested and charged with her killing.

Marsha Brantley disappeared more than four years ago, but was not reported missing for about six months. She was last seen alive in late May or early June of 2009. She was reported missing by a friend in November.

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office said Brantley's husband, 48-year-old Donnie Ray Brantley, was arrested Monday when he appeared for a separate charge at a Georgia courthouse. Donnie Brantley now lives in Kingston, Ga.

He is held in the Bradley County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond. Jail records did not show whether he yet had an attorney.

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