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March 20, 2017 - Defendant Antonio Williams Pleads Guilty to Capital Murder
Defendant Antonio Williams pled guilty on March 20, 2017 for the August 2015 capital murder of victim Jacoria Ray. The defendant was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole by Judge Jones. Deputy District Attorney John Camp was the primary prosecutor on the case and Detective Ivor Sanders with the Birmingham Police Department was the lead investigator.
Jibrail Hutchinson was sentenced to 40 years in prison today by Circuit Court Judge Laura Petro for the Reckless Manslaughter of 14 year old Miracle Stinson and for Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling. The State argued to Judge Petro, as I did the jury, that this was a case of senseless violence. Miracle had gotten into a fight with some girls he knew from school and the neighborhood and the defendant responded by shooting at his house seven times, one of the bullets striking Miracle and killing him. It was as senseless a death as you can imagine. The State submitted into evidence 5 prior felony convictions for the defendant, including one for a previous Discharging into an Occupied Dwelling. Miracle’s sister Dominique Stinson and his grandmother Vickie Paulding both spoke at the sentencing hearing and talked to Judge Petro about how Miracle was a smart and caring young man. The State is very pleased with the sentence and feels like justice was served.
On February 9, 2017, a Jefferson County jury convicted Jibrail Hutchinson of Manslaughter for the shooting death of a 14 year old and Discharging into an Occupied Dwelling that occurred on February 17, 2015.
Judge Laura Petro will sentence Jibrail Hutchinson on March 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.