Ex-Alabama basketball player Darius Miles to remain in jail as judge denies bail over deadly shooting of young single mother

An ex-Crimson Tide basketball player, Darius Milles, was sent to jail after being accused of killing a 23-year-old young single mother after getting drunk near the Alabama University campus on January 15.

The 21-year-old was present at the bar called ‘The Strip’ at the same time the victim was passing quality time with her cousin and boyfriend. Later that night, the victim was shot dead just outside of the strip in the campus area, and Miles was captured with his companion the following day.

After spending over one month in jail, the judge delivered a ruling in favor of the prosecution on Tuesday to proceed with further indictment.

What was the judge’s ruling regarding David Miles’ case?

Even though their mothers were prepared to guarantee the bond for their bail, the county district judge Joanne E. Jannik denied bail for Alabama basketball player Miles and his companion Michael Davis.

However, the judge found there was enough evidence for the two culprits’ involvement in the shooting of 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris. He let the case proceed for a grand jury indictment; meanwhile, Darius and Michael will be held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

Previously, through investigation, the police discovered that another crimson tide basketball player, Brandon Miller, was present at the crime scene. However, it was assumed that Davis, the shooter, was only assisted by Miles handing over the gun.

The deceased’s mother, DeCarla Cotton, revealed the reason for her daughter’s untimely death. Darius approached Jamea and most likely offered her something inappropriate, causing the female to refuse to speak with an unknown young drunk male.

What are your thoughts on the recent developments in David Miles’ case? What could happen to him as the grand jury indictment proceeds? Let us know your thoughts on the matter.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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