Railroad Park shooting trial: Birmingham teen found guilty of re - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Railroad Park shooting trial: Birmingham teen found guilty of reckless murder

Posted: Updated:
Justin Jones Justin Jones
UPDATE 4:20 p.m.

Justin Jones has been found guilty of reckless murder in the 2013 shooting death of Jarmaine Walton at Railroad Park. A sentencing date has been set Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. Get the latest updates on ABC 33/40 news at 5 and 6 p.m. Watch live online by clicking here.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama -- A 12-person jury assigned to the Railroad Park shooting trial is now in deliberation to decide the fate of Justin Jones, the Birmingham teen charged with murder in the case.

The defense attorney for Jones, who is accused of fatally shooting 15-year-old Jarmaine Walton in March of last year, argued that there is no evidence linking his 18-year-old client to the shooting. However, prosecutors claimed that Jones "wildly" fired several shots at the park, one of which hit and killed Walton.

A crime scene investigator testified that there were no fingerprints found on the murder weapon.

ABC 33/40's Larry Miller is in the courtroom awaiting a verdict from the jury. He'll have a full report on Focus@4 and the news at 5 and 6 p.m. To watch the newscasts live online, click here.



  • Central Alabama NewsMore>>

  • Halliburton reaches $1.1Billion oil spill settlement

    Halliburton reaches $1.1Billion oil spill settlement

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:11:01 GMT
    Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The settlement, which is subject to court approval, will be paid into a trust until appeals are resolved over the next two years.More >>
    Halliburton says it has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a substantial portion of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The settlement, which is subject to court approval, will be paid into a trust until appeals are resolved over the next two years.
    More >>
  • Two-story home destroyed in overnight fire

    Two-story home destroyed in overnight fire

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:11:07 GMT
    Fire destroys two-story home on Letson Farm Trail in McCalla.More >>
    Fire destroys two-story home on Letson Farm Trail in McCalla.
    More >>
  • Labor Day Moon Pie eating contest

    Labor Day Moon Pie eating contest

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:22:19 GMT
    Dozens of folks got their ''fill'' of a popular Alabama treat this Labor Day.Tannehill State Park hosted the largest Moon Pie eating contest. All total there were 65 people who signed up. The winner receives a cash prize of $100. But this is about more than money. Park administrator, Stacey Green says, "I thought at times it was about the cash prizes, because the adults will win $100. But we've had so many repeat competitors, that I really think they're more in it for bragging rights. I re...More >>
    Dozens of folks got their ''fill'' of a popular Alabama treat this Labor Day.Tannehill State Park hosted the largest Moon Pie eating contest. All total there were 65 people who signed up. The winner receives a cash prize of $100. But this is about more than money. Park administrator, Stacey Green says, "I thought at times it was about the cash prizes, because the adults will win $100. But we've had so many repeat competitors, that I really think they're more in it for bragging rights. I re...More >>
  • Birmingham Area NewsMore>>

  • Former firefighter charged with setting fires

    Former firefighter charged with setting fires

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:06:45 GMT
    The Jefferson County Sheriff's office arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with three counts of intentionally setting a woodland fire. Between August 26th and August 29th, the Sheriff's office along with the Eastern Valley Fire Department responded to three woods fire near the Meadow Lakes subdivision in Eastern Valley. In each case, the fire was determined to be set intentionally. No homes was damaged. Firefighters reported seeing a man who was formerly a junior firefighter with the Ea...More >>
    The Jefferson County Sheriff's office arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with three counts of intentionally setting a woodland fire. Between August 26th and August 29th, the Sheriff's office along with the Eastern Valley Fire Department responded to three woods fire near the Meadow Lakes subdivision in Eastern Valley. In each case, the fire was determined to be set intentionally. No homes was damaged. Firefighters reported seeing a man who was formerly a junior firefighter with the Ea...More >>
  • Birmingham City Leaders address recent rash of killings

    Birmingham City Leaders address recent rash of killings

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:06:29 GMT
    Birmingham City leaders are urging for more public safety talks and action after the city suffered six killings since Friday.Mayor William Bell and several councilors spoke up during Tuesday's City Council meeting regarding the tragic holiday weekend. They also offered their condolences to the victims and their families.Councilman Steven Hoyt, who is also chair of the city's Public Safety Committee, says there needs to be more attention dedicated to curbing violence. He recognized the efforts...More >>
    Birmingham City leaders are urging for more public safety talks and action after the city suffered six killings since Friday.Mayor William Bell and several councilors spoke up during Tuesday's City Council meeting regarding the tragic holiday weekend. They also offered their condolences to the victims and their families.Councilman Steven Hoyt, who is also chair of the city's Public Safety Committee, says there needs to be more attention dedicated to curbing violence. He recognized the efforts...More >>
  • New JeffCo EMA coordinator calls for transparency

    New JeffCo EMA coordinator calls for transparency

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:54:37 GMT
    Expect to see changes within the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency. Tuesday, James Coker was sworn in as the new coordinator. He wants to make the agency's operations more visible.More >>
    Expect to see changes within the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency. Tuesday, James Coker was sworn in as the new coordinator. He wants to make the agency's operations more visible.More >>
  • Anniston - Gadsden Area NewsMore>>

  • Arrest made in large level extortion scheme

    Arrest made in large level extortion scheme

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:45:16 GMT
    "Everett Leon Stout, 72 and Miriam Clair Schultz, 67 are charged with 14 counts of extortion.More >>
    "Everett Leon Stout, 72 and Miriam Clair Schultz, 67 are charged with 14 counts of extortion.More >>
  • Gadsden police recover more than 300 stolen items; felony charges against suspected fence

    Gadsden police recover more than 300 stolen items; felony charges against suspected fence

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:22:34 GMT
    Joe Walker Pearl (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)Joe Walker Pearl (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)
    Police in Gadsden are trying to return hundreds of stolen items to their rightful owners. Captain Paul Cody said officers bust a large fencing operation this week. Joe Pearl, 75, is the suspect in the case. It took a long time to sort through and document a very wide range of stolen property. "We've collected a lot of stuff," Cody said. "Toilet paper. We have non-firearms related weapons, we have karaoke machines, musical instruments, car stereos, underwear."More >>
    Police in Gadsden are trying to return hundreds of stolen items to their rightful owners. Captain Paul Cody said officers bust a large fencing operation this week. Joe Pearl, 75, is the suspect in the case. It took a long time to sort through and document a very wide range of stolen property. "We've collected a lot of stuff," Cody said. "Toilet paper. We have non-firearms related weapons, we have karaoke machines, musical instruments, car stereos, underwear."More >>
  • Gadsden police arrest suspect in deadly stabbing case

    Gadsden police arrest suspect in deadly stabbing case

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:37:31 GMT
    William D'Angelo McKinney (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)William D'Angelo McKinney (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)
    Investigators in Gadsden said a man strangled his ex-girlfriend Tuesday evening before stabbing another man to death. Officers arrested 30-year-old William D'Angelo McKinney Wednesday night. He faces charges for murder and domestic violence with strangulation. Police said McKinney went to his ex-girlfriend's home in the Mill Village area and let himself in. Investigators said she asked him to leave, but he shoved her and then put her in a headlock until she blacked out.More >>
    Investigators in Gadsden said a man strangled his ex-girlfriend Tuesday evening before stabbing another man to death. Officers arrested 30-year-old William D'Angelo McKinney Wednesday night. He faces charges for murder and domestic violence with strangulation. Police said McKinney went to his ex-girlfriend's home in the Mill Village area and let himself in. Investigators said she asked him to leave, but he shoved her and then put her in a headlock until she blacked out.More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...