Iron Bowl Shooting

Dec 2, 2013

Authorities have charged a  Birmingham woman with murder in the death of another woman who was killed moments after the end of the Alabama-Auburn football game.  Hoover police Capt.  Jim Coker says 28-year-old Adrian Briskey was charged Monday in the killing of 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd, also of Birmingham.  Coker says Shepherd was shot to death in the parking lot of an apartment complex shortly after the end of the Iron Bowl on Saturday night.  He says both women were University of Alabama fans and it's unclear whether the violence had anything to do with the outcome of the game.  A sister of the victim denies there was an altercation, and says her sister was killed for no reason. 

Special Elections

Wednesday, voters in three parts of Alabama will participate in special elections to help fill vacancies in the Alabama House of Representatives.  In House District 104 that covers part of Mobile County, a Republican runoff will be held between Margie Wilcox and Susan Hightower. 

A Republican primary will be held in parts of Elmore and Coosa counties for House District 31.  Frank Bertarelli, Jimmy Collier, Mike Holmes all of Wetumpka and Michael Griggs of Tallassee will face off. 

Voters in part of Birmingham will participate in a Democratic primary for House District 53.  The candidates are Anthony Johnson, Arthur Shores Lee, Demetrius Newton Jr. and Frank Topping. 

Teacher Pleads Guilty

A former central Alabama high school teacher who pleaded guilty to having sex with a student has been sentenced to probation.  A Shelby County Circuit Court judge suspended a 10-year prison sentence and ordered 34-year-old Stephanie Millard to serve five years probation.  Millard pleaded guilty to a count of a school employee having sex with a student under age 19.