manslaughter

Montgomery Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Manslaughter

A Montgomery man has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for manslaughter. Montgomery County District Attorney, Daryl bailey made the announcement Thursday. Michael Eason struck Carwin Purifoy who had stopped to help two people whose car was stuck in the median on troy highway in December 2017. Authorities determined Eason was driving under the influence when he hit Purifoy….

Lawyer for Johnston Taylor Files Motion for Judge to Recuse Himself from Trial

Graphic from Auburn University One of the attorneys representing Johnston Taylor, the teen charged with the death of Auburn announcer, Rod Bramblett and his wife Paula, has filed a motion for the judge in the trial to recuse himself. Taylor’s attorney, Tommy Spina, filed the motion on August 10. Spina stated in the motion that the reasoning is “based on…

Teen Charged in Death of The Voice of the Auburn Tigers and His Wife, Files for Youth Offender Status

Photo from Lee Co. Sheriff’s Office Johnston Taylor, the teen charged with manslaughter in the death of the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, Rod Bramlett, and his wife Paula, has filed for youthful offender status. ┬áTaylor’s lawyers filed for the motion on July 6. Judge Jacob Walker has not ruled on the application. On the night of May 25, Taylor…

Bibb Co. Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Killing Man in Argument Over Tattoo

A Bibb County man convicted of manslaughter has learned his fate. Charles Ryan Carroll was sentenced to 17 years for manslaughter. Carroll shot and killed Fonzo Cadell in an argument over a tattoo. Police say Cadell went to Carroll’s home to get a tattoo but Carroll refused due to being intoxicated. After an argument ensued, Carroll shot Cadell in the…

Motion to Reconsider the Sentence of Former MPD Officer Convicted of Manslaughter Denied

Aaron Cody Smith (Source: Dale County Sheriff’s Office) The motion┬áto reconsider the sentence and amend the 14 year sentence for former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith denied. Last week, Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin granted Smith an appeal bond that allowed him to be released on a $300,000 bond. Smith was required to wear an electronic ankle monitor and not…