College of Alabama freshman Brandon Miller has spoken for the primary time for the reason that deadly campus capturing in January which the varsity says he’s a “cooperative witness” in.
“I by no means lose sight of the truth that a household has misplaced one among their family members that night time,” Miller advised reporters at a press convention Wednesday. “This entire scenario is simply actually heartbreaking however respectfully, that’s all I’m going to have the ability to say on that.”
Legislation enforcement continues to analyze final month’s campus capturing demise of Jamea Jonae Harris.
A regulation enforcement officer testified that former Alabama participant Darius Miles, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in a capturing that killed Harris final month, had texted Miller to deliver Miles’ gun to the scene the place the capturing occurred, in response to CNN affiliate WBMA.
Miller isn’t charged with any crime. CNN has reached out to Miller for remark.
The Alabama athletic division stated in February that Miller is “not thought of a suspect … solely a cooperative witness” within the homicide case.
Since being allowed to return to the court docket, Miller has confronted boos and jeers from opposing followers, one thing he says he has observed.
“We hear the chants. I really feel like we simply actually lean on one another to go to locations like that and pull out robust wins,” he defined.
Miller’s Alabama teammate, Jahvon Quinerly, stated the entire roster rallied round Miller within the aftermath.
“I really feel like we simply stayed collectively as a staff and we simply made certain that he was good.”
Miller was chosen because the Southeastern Convention (SEC) participant and freshman of the 12 months by the league coaches on Monday.
The No. 4 Crimson Tide play within the SEC event in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday.
Former Alabama basketball participant Miles and co-defendant Michael Lynn Davis had been arrested and charged with capital homicide in relation to Harris’ demise campus final month.
Davis is accused of firing the shot that killed Harris whereas Miles allegedly aided and abetted him, CNN has reported.
Each suspects appeared in a Tuscaloosa court docket final month for a bond listening to, court docket data present. District Courtroom Choose Joanne M. Jannik denied every of their motions to set bond, court docket paperwork present.
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