Ex-Alabama basketball player Darius Miles allegedly killed woman ‘as a result of she wouldn’t talk to him,’ mom says

The mom of a 23-year-old Alabama woman who was shot and killed in an incident allegedly involving two males, together with former Crimson Tide basketball player Darius Miles, broke her silence on her daughter’s dying on social media.

DeCarla Cotton wrote on her Facebook that her daughter, Jamea Jonae Harris, was shot and killed as a result of her daughter wouldn’t talk to Miles.

“I took my child’s life as a result of she wouldn’t talk to him!!!!” she wrote in a put up in regards to the story from WBRC-TV.


Alabama ahead Darius Miles appears to be like to move within the second half towards LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on March 5, 2022.
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Miles, 21, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, had been arrested within the taking pictures and charged with capital homicide.

“Darius Miles and his household are heartbroken tonight over the dying of Jamea Jonae Harris,” legal professional William C. White II stated in a press release to Fox News Digital. “While Darius has been accused of being concerned with this tragedy, he maintains his innocence and appears ahead to his day in court docket. Our agency’s personal investigation is ongoing, and no additional assertion will likely be made at the moment.”

Tuscaloosa Police Capt. Jack Kennedy stated the driving force of one other automobile, wherein Harris was a passenger, approached campus police close to Bryant-Denny stadium at round 1:45 am, saying that somebody had shot into the automobile and that he fired again. One of the suspects was wounded and suffered non-life-threatening accidents. The police didn’t say who was harm.


Alabama's Darius Miles drives with the ball against LSU during a game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on March 5, 2022, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Alabama’s Darius Miles drives with the ball towards LSU throughout a sport on the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on March 5, 2022, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Miles was dismissed from the boys’s basketball group after it was revealed that he was allegedly concerned within the taking pictures. Earlier Saturday, he was dominated out for the remainder of the season with an ankle damage.

“The University of Alabama’s utmost precedence is the security and well-being of the campus neighborhood,” the varsity stated. “We are grieved by the incident that occurred close to campus final evening and prolong our deepest condolences to the sufferer’s household and pals.”

“We are grateful for the short and thorough response of legislation enforcement and emergency response groups, and we’ll proceed to totally help the continued investigation. We had been made conscious of the latest cost towards student-athlete Darius Miles; he has been faraway from campus and is not a member of the Alabama males’s basketball group.”

Miles appeared to be crying and speaking to somebody outdoors the Tuscaloosa County Jail, in accordance to AL.com.

“I really like you,” he could possibly be heard saying. “I really like you greater than you’ll be able to think about.”

Miles was with the group for Alabama’s 106-66 win over LSU earlier Saturday.

Alabama's Darius Miles (2) is shown during the second half against LSU at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on March 5, 2022.

Alabama’s Darius Miles (2) is proven throughout the second half towards LSU on the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on March 5, 2022.
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A GoFundMe was arrange to assist help Harris’ 5-year-old son, Kaine.


“I used to be requested to put up this fundraiser to help with the care of my daughters son Kaine,” the outline reads. “Her life was taken from her on the younger age of 23 in a mindless cowardly act. She leaves behind a 5 12 months outdated son that may by no means know the way stunning his mom was inside and outside. She had a coronary heart of gold and was beloved by all. It’s no means to specific how a lot she will likely be missed! I thank everybody that has reached out with their prayers and condolences and I admire nevertheless you want to to assist.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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