Tuesday, more details were released regarding the arrest of former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles. Miles was one of two men charged with capital murder of Janea Jonae Harris, 23, of Birmingham, in a deadly shooting that occurred early Sunday morning on The Strip in Tuscaloosa.
Court records that were released Tuesday revealed that Michael Lynn Davis, 20, of Maryland, fired the shot that killed Harris. According to these records, the gun used by Davis was provided by Miles immediately before the shooting.
Also included in the charging documents that were made public Tuesday, witnesses identified Michael as the shooter, and Miles admitted to providing the weapon to Davis immediately prior to the shooting. According to Miles' charge sheet, the basketball player "intentionally caused the death of Jaemea Harris by aiding and abetting by providing a firearm to Michael Davis, who shot Jamea Harris."
While both Davis and Miles face capital murder charges in the death of Harris, Miles released a statement by his attorneys proclaiming his innocence on Monday.
"Darius Miles and his family are heartbroken tonight over the death of Jamea Jonae Harris," said the statement released by Miles' attorney William White. "While Darius has been accused of being involved with this tragedy, he maintains his innocence and looks forward to his day in court. Our firm's own investigation is ongoing, and no further statement will be made at this time."
As of Sunday, Darius Miles has been removed from the Alabama Crimson Tide basketball team as well as the University of Alabama.
In his weekly press conference Monday, head coach Nate Oats addressed the situation and provided his condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Harris family.
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