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Alabama Criminal Law Round-Up August 25th

J.D. Lloyd - Friday, August 25, 2017

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



- Two Birmingham teens have recently been charged with capital murder for the June 30th shooting death of a 20-year-old Birmingham father. The death occurred when the two teens (who began the night by stealing a credit card from one of the suspect's grandmother to buy an iPhone) opened fire on several cars including victim Antonio Brooks and crashed into a Birmingham police car, seriously injuring the two officers inside. One of the teens even live-streamed the crash on Facebook. Police eventually caught the suspects, identified as 17-year-old Demarcus Daniels and 16-year-old X'Zavier McWillie, and charged them with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. The capital murder warrants and charges later came after a ballistics test. Both suspects are now being held with no bond and are awaiting court hearings in November. 


- Papers filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama have accused Arab Electric Cooperative employee John "Jack" Willis of embezzling more than $2.9 million from his employer, who placed him on unpaid leave as of March 6th. According to, "federal prosecutors are seeking a forfeiture of Willis' property for the amount of the alleged embezzlement." He was recently arraigned for the embezzlement charge at a federal courthouse in Huntsville.


- An intoxicated Limestone County man attempted to shoot his mom's boyfriend because he "was walking around the house not wearing pants," according to authorities. Police jailed 32-year-old Christopher Draper on charges of felony second-degree domestic violence and misdemeanor reckless endangerment, When Draper approached the boyfriend, his mother got in front of him, aimed the shotgun at the ceiling and let it discharge. Draper has had several incidents with the boyfriend. His bail has not been set, and he will face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. 

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