Robbery Suspect Killed
Authorities say they don't expect to file charges against a central Alabama woman who shot and killed a teenager during a break-in. Autauga County sheriff's officials say an 18-year-old armed with a knife tried to force his way into a home in the Booth community overnight. Officials say the female homeowner opened fire and shot the teenager, killing him. He was pronounced dead early Friday. Authorities say it's unlikely the homeowner will face charges.
A former Selma school teacher has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of having sex with a teen student. 37-year-old LaTanglia Williams also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of having sexual contact with another student. Williams entered the pleas in Dallas County Circuit Court. Authorities says Williams will serve 14 months in jail and then be on probation for three years. She will also be required to undergo psychological counseling.
A judge is ordering prosecutors to turn over evidence about the death of 9-year-old girl who police say was run to death by her grandmother. Lawyers for 48-year-old Joyce Garrard, complained during a hearing that they still don't have police statements provided by eight witnesses. Prosecutors denied withholding any evidence. But Etowah County Circuit Judge Billy Ogletree ordered them to provide defense attorneys with the material by Monday afternoon. Garrard is set for trial in June on a capital murder charge in the 2012 death of granddaughter Savannah Hardin. Prosecutors say Garrard ran the girl to death as punishment for a lie. Garrard says she is innocent.