Darius Miles’ immunity hearing continues Tuesday
Former University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles was back in court Monday. He’s asking Judge Daniel Pruet to grant him immunity in the capital murder charge against him.
During the hearing, Miles’ attorneys Mary Turner, Grace Prince and Kayla Griffin argued that Miles acted in self-defense in accordance with Alabama’s “Stand Your Ground law.”
Pruet denied Miles bond in May, but granted the immunity hearing.
He could dismiss the capital murder charge against Miles if the argument for self-defense is successful. If it is not, Miles’ attorneys could work out a plea deal or the case moves to a jury trial.
Miles and another man, Michael Davis, are charged with capital murder in the January 15, 2023 shooting death of Jamea Harris. She died in a shooting along The Strip near the University of Alabama. Both men have been in the Tuscaloosa County Jail without bond since they were arrested the day after the shooting.
According to al.com, the state is not seeking the death penalty for Miles.
The court case continues Tuesday morning.