Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:33:42 GMT
Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister early Wednesday morning. Around 3 a.m., a caller asked police to check on the welfare of someone in the Housing Authority apartmentsMore >>
Pell City police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his sister in a "brutal" slaying early Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:15:49 GMT
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham. De'Anthony Dejuan Kelly was reportedly taken by a 14-year-old girl from hisMore >>
A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on kidnapping charges in Texas for allegedly taking a 10-month-old baby from Birmingham.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:40:28 GMT
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery. All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connectionMore >>
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery.
All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with these incidents.More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the...More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
SELMA, AL (WSFA) -
Nearly four years after the body of Dallas County resident Shamika Walton was found, justice is being served. Walton's ex boyfriend pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson confirmed that Rodriguez Simpson admitted to the woman's death.
Simpson will spend the next twenty years in prison.
The case started shortly after Walton's mother reported her missing back on November 21, 2008, and the investigation found that Simpson was the last person to see her alive.
Less than a week later, Darnell Gee, Simpson's cousin, told police that his relative admitted to killing Walton the evening she disappeared. Gee further told police that Simpson was driving his girlfriend's car and that he'd seen her body in the trunk. She was dressed in her night clothes. Gee told police he advised his cousin that he wanted nothing to do with the situation and told him to leave.
Police say Gee told them that Simpson dumped the woman's body in a wooded area near a home his mother was building. Police were dispatched to the area where they subsequently found the woman's remains.
Simpson was questioned about the death. He told told police he and Walton had an argument at which point he knocked her into a table or piece of furniture. He then admitted to punching her in the face.
Simpson said he tried to revive the woman, but was not successful. It was at that point that he put her in the truck of her car and disposed of the body.
Another witness whom police spoke to, Britnee Hynes, told investigators that Simpson had recently thrown a carton of eggs at Walton because she was busy doing school work. Hynes went on to tell police that Simpson later returned, unannounced and angry, to Walton's home where he took back shirts and shoes he'd given to Walton for their 3-year-old child as a form of revenge.
Simpson had a history of domestic violence at the time of his arrest.
"Rodriguez needs to pack his suitcase," D.A. Jackson said, "because he is going to go off to prison for a long time."