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Dadeville Alabama News
Sixth suspect in Dadeville Sweet 16 shooting denied bond under Aniah’s Law

Sherman Peters III, 15, was denied bond Tuesday under Aniah’s Law. The teen has been charged as an adult in connection to a deadly shooting at a Sweet 16 party in Dadeville.

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Dadeville shooting suspect decries Aniah’s Law detention 'unconstitutional'; State Rep. Brown disputes claim

The attorney representing one of the suspects in the Dadeville Sweet 16 shooting claimed her client should have been given a bond because Aniah’s Law is unconstitutional.

Judge enacts Aniah’s Law in case of 3 adults charged in Dadeville Sweet 16 party shooting

The three adults charged in the shooting deaths of four people at a Sweet 16 party in Dadeville have been denied bond based on Aniah’s Law.

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‘Multiple shell casings,' 'blood everywhere,’ investigators say of Dadeville Sweet 16 party shooting

Details emerged in court this week in the shooting death of four young people at a Sweet 16 birthday party in Dadeville on April 15. Six people were charged with four counts of reckless murder. The three adults and three juveniles were all charged as adults.

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Arrests made in Dadeville 'Sweet 16' party shooting; Investigation still in early stages, officials say

Officials announced Wednesday morning that two people were arrested in connection to a deadly Sweet 16 birthday party in Dadeville.

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From murder to a love-fueled jail escape and policy in Alabama: Here are your top five crime stories from 2022

Alabama is known for its quaint and quiet towns, country roads and beautiful mountains, lakes and beaches. But beyond those peaceful scenes are violent, unthinkable acts happening before our eyes. Alabama lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are battling homegrown crime daily and in 2022, they were very busy.

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State Rep. Chip Brown thankful voters approved Aniah's Law — 'It is a piece of legislation that I became emotionally involved with'

Brown said over the years, he has grown close to Blanchard’s family. He added that he spoke to them Tuesday night after learning of the passing of the amendment.

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All proposed amendments to Alabama Constitution pass in midterm elections

All of the proposed amendments to the Alabama Constitution on the ballot Tuesday passed.

Marshall Alabama News
Alabama AG Steve Marshall voices support for Aniah’s Law

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall voiced his support Monday morning for Aniah’s Law, a constitutional amendment that would allow judges to deny bonds to certain criminals.

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Alabama mayors, family of Aniah Blanchard rally in Auburn to push constitutional amendment

Several Alabama mayors and family members of slain Aniah Blanchard gathered in Auburn on Monday to urge voters to approve a constitutional amendment that expands a judge's ability to deny bail.

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State Rep. Chip Brown urges ‘yes’ vote on Aniah’s Law amendment — ‘It will save lives’

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Mobile) is encouraging voters ahead of the midterm elections to vote “yes” on Amendment No. 1 regarding Aniah’s law.

Randall Woodfin from Will Blakely Alabama News
Guest Editorial: Alabama's Big 10 Mayors support Aniah’s Law

Under current Alabama law, judges have limited authority to deny bail to violent offenders unless the suspect is charged with a capital offense or poses a flight risk. That means that dangerous criminals are being released back onto the streets, even when its likely they will commit more violent crimes as soon as they make bail.