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COPY-Police: Murder suspect is son of convicted drug kingpin

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Police say a man arrested in the Capital City's latest murder was found hiding at a residence in Sardis in Dallas County.

According to Montgomery Police Captain Huey Thornton, an anonymous tip led to yesterday's arrest of 31-year-old Leon Carmichael Junior.

Thornton said he was wanted in Wednesday night's slaying of 27-year-old Judge Jackson. The victim was gunned down while he sat in a car on a west Montgomery street.

The younger Carmichael is charged with capital murder and is being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility with no bond.

Court records show Leon Carmichael Junior has a history of violence. In 1991, he was convicted of killing a 28-year-old Montgomery man, but was paroled after serving only 14 years of a 20 year sentence.

The younger Carmichael's father, Leon Carmichael Senior, sits in a federal prison awaiting sentencing for drug trafficking and money laundering convictions.

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