manslaughter

Teen Charged in Death of The Voice of the Auburn Tigers and His Wife, Files for Youth Offender Status

Photo from Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office Johnston Taylor, the teen charged with manslaughter in the death of the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, Rod Bramlett, and his wife Paula, has filed for youthful offender status.  Taylor’s lawyers filed for the motion on July 6. Judge Jacob Walker has not ruled on the application. On the night of May 25, Taylor…

Bibb Co. Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Killing Man in Argument Over Tattoo

A Bibb County man convicted of manslaughter has learned his fate. Charles Ryan Carroll was sentenced to 17 years for manslaughter. Carroll shot and killed Fonzo Cadell in an argument over a tattoo. Police say Cadell went to Carroll’s home to get a tattoo but Carroll refused due to being intoxicated. After an argument ensued, Carroll shot Cadell in the…

Motion to Reconsider the Sentence of Former MPD Officer Convicted of Manslaughter Denied

Aaron Cody Smith (Source: Dale County Sheriff’s Office) The motion to reconsider the sentence and amend the 14 year sentence for former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith denied. Last week, Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin granted Smith an appeal bond that allowed him to be released on a $300,000 bond. Smith was required to wear an electronic ankle monitor and not…

Former MPD Officer Aaron Smith Sentenced to 14 Years for Fatally Shooting of Greg Gunn

Former Montgomery Police Officer Aaron Cody Smith has been sentenced to 14 years. Smith was found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Greg Gunn in November. Retired Judge P.B. McLauchlin issued his sentencing ruling Wednesday morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Friends, family, and city leaders filled the courtroom for the hearing. “We let the law work in…

Teen Charged in Fatal Wreck Killing Auburn Announcer Rod Bramblett and Wife Paula Indicted

Johnston Taylor, the 16-year-old driver charged in the fatal wreck that killed “The Voice of the Auburn Tigers” Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula in 2019, has been indicted on two counts of manslaughter. Court records show Taylor was speeding on the night of May 25 when he slammed into the back of the Brambletts’ SUV. The wreck happened at the…

Sentencing for Aaron Smith Set for January 29

Aaron Cody Smith A judge later this month will sentence a former Montgomery police officer who was found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man. Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin set a Jan. 29 sentencing date for former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith. A jury in November found Smith guilty of manslaughter for the 2016 shooting…

Reactions from Gregory Gunn’s Neighborhood on Guilty Verdict for Former MPD Officer Aaron Smith

On Friday, a Dale County jury found  former MPD officer Aaron Cody Smith guilty on a manslaughter charge in the 2016 shooting death of Gregory Gunn. We went to the Mobile Heights community where Gunn lived and the shooting took place to get reaction from residents on the news of the guilty verdict. Residents were reluctant to speak on camera,…

BREAKING: Aaron Smith Guilty of the Manslaughter of Greg Gunn

The jury has found Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith GUILTY of the manslaughter of Greg Gunn. The jury unanimously agreed on the charge of manslaughter. Smith will remain in custody until his sentencing hearing. District Attorney Darryl Bailey says the state will ask for the maximum sentence in the case. The Jury finds the defendant Aaron Cody Smith guilty…

Jury to Decide If Aaron Smith Committed Murder, Manslaughter, or Not Guilty

The jury has heard the testimonies and closing statements. On day 5 of the Aaron Cody Smith murder trial, the jury will start deliberations and decide Smith’s fate. Before deliberations, Judge McLaughlin charged the jury stating, the jury must carefully consider entire evidence in the case and it must be beyond a reasonable doubt of his guilt. While charging the…

Woman Who Was Shot While Pregnant, And Charged In Fetus’ Death, May Avoid Prosecution

An Alabama district attorney says there has been no decision about whether to prosecute a woman who was shot in the stomach during a fight and lost her fetus. A grand jury indicted 27-year-old Marshae Jones on manslaughter charges. Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her. Jemison was initially charged with manslaughter, but a Jefferson County…