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Court filings: ACA student fatally shot during burglary

Leiah Holmes, a rising senior at Alabama Christian Academy, was shot and killed on July 12, 2021.
Leiah Holmes, a rising senior at Alabama Christian Academy, was shot and killed on July 12, 2021.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 3:29 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Court documents have revealed a new detail in regards to the July 12 homicide of an Alabama Christian Academy rising senior.

According to an affidavit filed Wednesday, the suspect, Daiyon El-Amin, 17, was committing a burglary at the time 17-year-old Leiah Holmes was fatally shot in the 4200 block of Delmar Drive.

The filing indicates El-Amin intentionally shot Holmes just before 4 p.m. that afternoon.

El-Amin was arrested Wednesday and charged with capital murder during a burglary.

He’s being held without bond.

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