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The After The Trial blog presents insights on ongoing and recent trials around the state of Alabama, including weekly criminal law round-ups.

Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up October 13th

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, October 13, 2017


Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:



- Three of the men charged with the August shooting death of a two-year-old child at an Avondale (Birmingham) gas station have been denied youthful offender status. Four suspects (Tyrone Smith Jr., 18, D'Marcco Harris, 21, Mykayl Harris, 20, and Joshua Carpenter, 21) all face capital murder charges for shooting two-year-old Ron'Narius "Duke" Austin in the head while he was in the car with his parents and Donta Terrell. Terrell and Duke's mother, Toshima "Shay" Rembert, sustained injuries from the incident. Three counts of capital murder (one for Duke, one for shooting from a vehicle and one for Duke's death in a vehicle) as well as two counts of attempted murder for Terrell and Rembert have been charged to cousins D'Marcco and Mykayl Harris and two counts of attempted murder and two counts of capital murder have been charged to Smith and Carpenter. The Harris cousins and Smith were denied youthful offender status. 



- A Jefferson County grand jury recently issued eight-count indictments for a security fraud scheme against 65-year-old Steven Clyde Reed Brown of Vestavia Hills and 76-year-old Edward Malcolm Portman of Atlanta. The two men are charged with "multiple violations of the Alabama Securities Act including one count each of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, sale of unregistered securities and sale of securities by an unregistered agent" as well as five counts of fraud in connection with the sale of securities. All charges are either Class C or Class B felonies. Brown and Portman were arrested within a week of each other in late September and were both released from Jefferson County Jail after each posted $195,000.


- This past Tuesday, Mobile police arrested a 39-year-old father for entering the campus of Scarborough Middle School and allegedly making threats against a student who had been teasing his daughter. Gabriel Lawson allegedly opened several classroom doors threatening to choke the student that he was looking for. The school went into lockdown, and the man was eventually arrested and taken to jail for 24 hours. Lawson was charged with third-degree criminal trespassing and making criminal threats. 


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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up December 22nd

J.D. Lloyd - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Here are a few of the biggest criminal law stories from the past week that occurred around the state of Alabama:


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