24-year-old Birmingham man charged with murder

People in Birmingham who are accused of any crime could face potentially serious penalties. However, people who are accused of murder have even more at stake.

A 24-year-old Birmingham man was recently charged with murder for allegedly killing a 25-year-old man earlier this month.

The incident happened on June 4 around 6 p.m. Reports indicate that the victim followed a group of people out of his apartment. He put his arm in the window of an SUV. The window was then rolled up, and the victim was dragged alongside the vehicle before being shot in the head.

The 25-year-old man was taken to UAB Hospital. He died two days later on June 6 after being taken off life support.

The 24-year-old who police say is responsible for the man's death is being held in the Jefferson County Jail. Bond has been set at $75,000.

Police have not discussed a motive for the crime. Earlier reports also indicated that witnesses were unable to identify any of the men who fled from the victim's apartment.

It is unclear at this point how police were led to the 24-year-old man now charged with murder. In situations like this it is best to rely on the expertise of a criminal defense attorney. An attorney will investigate every aspect of a case to establish a strong defense against the charges.

Although the man in this case faces serious charges, people must remember that those accused of a crime remain innocent until proven guilty. Only after the prosecution has proven a person's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt can a conviction be secured.

Source: The Birmingham News, "Man charged in Birmingham saying of victim who was dragged by SUV and then shot," Carol Robinson, June 20, 2012

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