Thursday, March 12, 2009

Midfield Man Charged with Murder

The Birmingham News

A man who fled police in Midfield and later crashed a stolen car into a pickup truck in Brighton, killing a grandmother, has been charged with murder, authorities said Wednesday. Marvin Leonard Brown, 29 of Bessemer, remained in the Jefferson County Jail Wednesday night.
Authorities said Brown led Midfield police on a chase on the afternoon of March 4. Moments after police lost sight of Brown and called off the chase, he crashed the car into a truck at 48th Street and Huntsville Avenue, killing Willie Lee Williams, 86. Brown and Williams' grandson were also injured in the crash.
Brown, who had several outstanding warrants when he fled police, is charged with murder in Williams' death and first-degree assault in her grandson's injury. Bonds on the two charges totaled $90,000

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