Darius Miles is not giving up, the former University of Alabama basketball player is not changing his lead statement and says he is innocent of the murder Jamea Harris, a 23-year-old woman, is accused of.
Jack Kennedy, Tuscaloosa’s violent crimes investigator, noted on AL.com that Jamea Harris, was a passenger in a vehicle in the area of Grace Street and University Boulevard when she was fatally shot. “At this time it appears the only motive for the shooting was a minor altercation these individuals had with the victim when they were on The Strip.”
Both Darius Miles, 21, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, are charged with “capital murder.”
Miles pleads not guilty
Darius Miles and his attorneys sent out a press release ratifying that the defendant is innocent.
“Darius Miles and his family are heartbroken tonight over the death of Jamea Jonae Harris,” said attorney William C. White II in a statement sent to Fox News Digital. “While Darius has been accused of involvement in this tragedy, he maintains his innocence and awaits his day in court. Our firm’s own investigation is ongoing, and no further statements will be made at this time.”
Miles was dismissed from the basketball team after learning of the incident. The University of Alabama released a statement condemning the killing.
“The University of Alabama’s top priority is the safety and well-being of the university community,” the school said. “We are saddened by last night’s incident near campus and extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim.”
“We appreciate the swift and thorough response by law enforcement and emergency responders, and we will continue to fully support the ongoing investigation. We were informed of the recent indictment against student-athlete Darius Miles; he has been removed from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team.”