capital murder

Montgomery Teen Charged with Capital Murder in June 4 Homicide

The Montgomery Police Department has charged a suspect with the Homicide of Trevaughn Patterson, 24, of Montgomery. He was fatally shot on June 4. On Thursday, June 4, around 3:23 pm, MPD and Fire Medics responded to the area of Madison Avenue and North Panama Street in reference to a subject shot. At the scene, police found an adult male…

Suspect Identified in Troy Stabbing Death

Jeremy Jarrod James At 10:35 am on May 13, the Troy Police Department responded to a welfare concern in the 100 block of Glenwood Avenue. When officers arrived, they entered the residence and found the resident deceased inside her home. The resident has been identified as 29-year-old Whitney Blair Sanders of Troy. Ms. Sanders’ body was taken to the Alabama…

Suspect in Murder of Aniah Blanchard Has His Preliminary Hearing Delayed

Ibraheem Yazeed, the prime suspect in 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard’s kidnapping and murder, has had his preliminary hearing delayed. Yazeed is now due in court on June 3.  That’s because the coronavirus outbreak has delayed court cases. His hearing had originally been scheduled for March, then had been moved to April. He is being held in the Lee County Jail without…

Proposed Bill Would Speed up the Death Penalty Process

Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth is making a push to reduce the time it takes for a death row inmate to be put to death. The proposed bill would make three main provisions to the current system to make it happen. “This Bill has been designed to proved both equal justice to inmates, and swift justice to their victims,” says…

Dallas Co. District Attorney: “We’ve gotten another gunslinger off the streets for the rest of his life”

A Selma man has been convicted of capital murder for a 2014 shooting. Maurice Pope, 27, has been sentenced to life without parole for a his role in a 2014 armed robbery turned murder. Police say Pope and his co-defendant, Rodney Walters, shot and robbed 62-year old Orlando Robinson of $43 at the Cheers Package Store on Broad Street. Robinson…

Montgomery Teen Charged with Capital Murder in July 2019 Shooting Death of Teenage Girl

The Montgomery Police Department has arrested a suspect in the shooting death of Courtney Jones, 17, of Montgomery. The shooting occurred on July 21, 2019. MPD has charged Jaluntae Fleming, 17, of Montgomery, with Capital Murder. Fleming was taken into custody on Monday, January 27, and placed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility. He is being held without bond. On…

Charges Upgraded Against Man Accused of Killing Lowndes Co. Sheriff John Williams

1/4williamchasejohnson Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4williamchasejohnsonphoto Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4WILLIAM-CHASE-JOHNSON Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4williamchasejohnsonphoto2 Show Caption Hide Caption Lowndes County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer confirmed that charges against the 18-year-old accused of killing Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams have been upgraded from Felony Murder to Capital Murder. Police said William Johnson shot and killed Sheriff Williams November…

Update: Officials Confirm Aniah Blanchard Was Shot to Death

Investigators in Lee County have issued an update on the Aniah Blanchard case. At a news conference this afternoon, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes revealed that Blanchard died of a gunshot wound. Hughes says charges against Ibraheem Yazeed of Montgomery will be upgraded from kidnapping to murder. He says even though two other suspects face charges in the case,…

Teen Charged with Capital Murder in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Investigators with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office — arrest a Selma teenager — for capital murder. Sheriff Mike Granthum said 17 year old Justin Manzie of Selma — has been arrested and charged in the death of 30 year old Danathian Crum. Granthum said Crum died after he was shot and robbed last month —…

Uniontown Man Accused of Killing His Girlfriend

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Uniontown man is behind bars — accused of killing his girlfriend. Police say 38 year old Jimmy Lee Johnson is charged with capital murder. They say Johnson went to Whitfield Regional Hospital in Demopolis with scratched all over his face Tuesday. They say he told the hospital staff that ‘He killed his girlfriend in…