Wrongful Death Lawsuit Targets Charlotte Hornets Rookie and Co-Defendants in Tragic Alabama Shooting
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Targets Prominent Figures in Alabama Shooting Tragedy
According to the source, the mother of Jamea Jonae Harris, a young woman tragically killed near the University of Alabama, has taken legal action by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court. The lawsuit targets Charlotte Hornets rookie Brandon Miller, former Crimson Tide player Darius Miles, and another individual named Michael Davis. Harris’s mother, Decarla Raietta Heard, filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama Western Division. The tragic incident occurred on January 15, when 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris lost her life, leading to capital murder charges against Darius Miles and Michael Davis.
In addition to Darius Miles and Michael Davis facing capital murder charges, Brandon Miller, the former Alabama All-American and current Charlotte Hornets rookie, has been identified as a cooperating witness and was not charged with a crime.
The lawsuit, filed by Birmingham attorneys Kirby D. Farris and Malia D. Tartt, alleges that the men were aware or should have been aware that bringing a dangerous weapon to a dispute and discharging it would likely result in harm to those present, further emphasizing the severity of the capital murder charges against the former two. The plaintiff is seeking a jury trial to address these serious allegations associated with the capital murder charges.
Brandon Miller’s Involvement in Alabama Shooting: Witness Account and Legal Defense
It is worth noting that Miller, along with fellow freshman Jaden Bradley, was present at the scene, where Jamea Jonae Harris, a woman killed, lost her life, and the capital murder charges were filed. Testimony from law enforcement indicates that Miller provided Miles with a gun, a critical element of the capital murder charges.
An attorney for Miller has maintained that Miller had no knowledge of any criminal intent regarding the weapon and only brought it to pick up Miles as requested, distancing him from the capital murder charges. In a statement issued in February, Attorney Jim Standridge emphasized that Miller never handled the gun and was unaware of any illegal activity involving it, a key point in his lack of capital murder charges.