Former Bama Hoopster Darius Miles To Remain Jailed After Judge Continues Hearing
Former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles will remain in the Tuscaloosa County Jail for at least a few more weeks after a local judge rescheduled a hearing on whether or not he would be allowed bond.
Miles and a second man, Michael Davis, have been jailed since January 15th, when investigators in Tuscaloosa charged them with capital murder for the fatal shooting of 23-year-old mother Jamea Jonae Harris.
The duo allegedly quarreled with Harris and two men she was with on the Tuscaloosa Strip and exchanged gunfire with one of them as the group tried to leave the area. Harris was struck and died shortly after.
Police say Davis fired the shot that killed her, but that Miles gave him the gun he used to do so just before the killing.
Both men were charged with capital murder last month and have been held without bond in the Tuscaloosa County Jail since then.
Suspects accused of capital murder can legally be held without bond until trial, which often comes several years after their arrest, but can also ask a judge to consider granting bond if they can show they are not a flight risk or likely re-offender.
District Court Joanne Janik was set to see both defendants and consider granting them bond in a preliminary hearing scheduled for next Tuesday, February 7th, but has pushed that back two weeks at the request of the prosecution.
The assistant district attorney overseeing the case for the state will be involved in a jury trial that begins next Monday and said there are no other assistant district attorneys available to cover the hearing with Davis and Miles.
In a motion asking for the rescheduling, the ADA said defense attorneys for Miles and Davis were not opposed to delaying, either.
Jannik granted the motion and pushed back the hearing two weeks, until February 21st, meaning Miles and Davis will remain jailed for at least that long.
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