Court records: Fosters victims shot from back seat of moving car
We now know more about what happened during the last moments of Justin Whitfield and Destin Holley’s lives.
The men, both 23 and from the Montgomery area, were found dead along two separate roadways in Fosters early Sunday: one on Interstate 20/59 and the other on Frog Ridge Road.
Court documents reveal the men charged with capital murder in their deaths, Mance MCall Jr and Keondre McCall, both 19, cousins and from the same area as the victims, were riding in the back seat of a vehicle while the victims were in the front.
According to those documents, Keondre McCall told investigators he was sleeping in the back seat and woke up when he heard gunshots. Keondre McCall told police Mance McCall shot Holley and Whitfield.
Mance McCall’s story, meanwhile, was a little different.
According to court documents, Mance McCall confessed to shooting Destin Holley, who was driving, before shooting Justin Whitfield, who was in the passenger’s seat. Mance told investigators the vehicle came to a stop on the interstate while Whitfield was still alive, so Keondre McCall shot and killed Whitfield.
Detectives said they found evidence supporting Mance McCall’s story.
According to court documents, both suspects admitted to investigators that they discarded the bodies and drove away from the scenes in the victim’s vehicle.
The victim’s vehicle was later found in Hayneville in Lowndes County.
In the court documents, investigators reported a large amount of blood and tissue in the car, a broken window and a projectile hole in the driver’s headrest.
The McCalls were located and taken into custody at a home about a mile from where the car was located. They were brought back to the Tuscaloosa County Jail and remain there on no bond.
There’s no word on when their preliminary hearings will be.
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