Former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles' preliminary hearing set, bond motion filed
Attorneys for former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles have filed a motion for bond, and a preliminary hearing on Miles' case has been set for 10 a.m. on Feb. 7.
Miles is one of two people arrested on a charge of capital murder in a Sunday-morning shooting death, along with Michael Lynn Davis, and both were jailed without bond. The preliminary hearing set for Feb. 7 is meant to determine whether there is probable cause to sustain the warrant for his arrest. The hearing will take place at the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
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Also filed Thursday was a motion for bond. Among the reasons defense attorneys cited for requesting bond was that Miles has no prior criminal history.
It's possible that the bond motion, filed Thursday by Turner Law Group, will be heard on Feb. 7 as well.
Jamea Jonae Harris died early Sunday morning by a single gunshot wound, police said. According to warrants for the arrests of Miles and Davis, witnesses identified Davis as the shooter, and the police have surveillance video of the incident. The warrant for Miles' arrest indicates that he admitted to providing Davis with a handgun.
The shooting took place near The Strip, a campus-adjacent stretch of University Boulevard. Harris, 23, was fatally shot near the 400 block of Grace Street after what police described as a minor argument earlier in the night with Miles and Davis. The Tuscaloosa News has authenticated a video that was posted on social media that captures audio of at least 11 gunshots.
Miles has been dismissed from the Alabama basketball team and removed from the Crimson Tide's roster.
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