8:25 AM PT — Darius Miles‘ attorneys have launched an announcement on his arrest … saying the basketball participant is sustaining his innocence within the case.
“[He] seems ahead to his day in courtroom,” the attorneys stated.
They added within the assertion that Miles “and his household are heartbroken tonight over the dying of Jamea Jonae Harris.”
Univ. of Alabama basketball participant Darius Miles has been charged with capital homicide … after authorities say he and one other man have been concerned within the taking pictures dying of a lady close to campus on Sunday morning.
According to Tuscaloosa Police Capt. Jack Kennedy, the deadly taking pictures occurred on The Strip … a well-liked stretch of highway close to the college that is lined by bars and eating places.
Kennedy stated authorities have been alerted to the taking pictures at round 1:45 AM … after officers had responded to a automobile on the Walk of Champions at Bryant Denny Stadium.
Kennedy, in a information convention Sunday evening, informed media members a 23-year-old lady, Jamea Harris, was useless within the automobile. The driver of the automobile, Kennedy stated, informed officers their automobile had been hit by gunfire earlier within the evening … including that they shot again in self-defense.
According to Kennedy, police reviewed surveillance video and interviewed a number of witnesses — and recognized Miles and 20-year-old Michael Lynn Davis, who’s not affiliated with the Univ. of Alabama, because the suspects.
Both Miles and Davis have been charged with capital homicide … and arrested Sunday night.
Miles was seen sobbing outdoors of the Tuscaloosa County Jail following the arrest, telling somebody on the scene, “I swear, I really like you greater than you think about.”
Kennedy stated Miles and the alleged victims didn’t beforehand know one another … explaining, “At this time, it seems that the one motive was a minor altercation that these people had with the sufferer as they have been out on The Strip.”
Miles performed in six video games for the Crimson Tide this season, logging 9 factors and 9 rebounds. On Saturday, simply hours earlier than the taking pictures, the college had dominated him out for the season resulting from an ankle harm.
By Sunday night, his participant profile web page had been faraway from the college’s web site.
“First and foremost, we prolong our deepest sympathies to the household and associates of the sufferer from final evening’s incident,” UA athletics stated in an announcement Sunday evening. “We have been made conscious of the current cost in opposition to student-athlete Darius Miles, and he’s now not a member of the Alabama males’s basketball staff. Athletics, along with the University, is totally cooperating with this investigation.”
The faculty added in an announcement of its personal, “We are grieved by the incident that occurred close to campus final evening and prolong our deepest condolences to the sufferer’s household and associates.”
Origianlly Published — 6:24 AM PT