Darius Miles weeps after being arrested for capital murder, Internet feels 'no empathy' for him
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA: Alabama basketball player Darius Miles was spotted weeping as was perp-walked to a police car after a shooting incident that led to him being charged with capital murder. The 23-year-old was caught on camera, being taken out of Tuscaloosa County Jail in handcuffs. "I swear I love you more than you can imagine," he can be heard saying, as he cried, while being loaded into a cop car.
Miles, along with another man, has been charged with capital murder in connection with a shooting near campus. According to Captain Jack Kennedy of Tuscaloosa Police, the incident occurred on Sunday morning, January 15. Jamea Jonae Harris, 23, of the Birmingham area, was shot dead.
Miles, 23, a forward from Washington DC, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, of Charles county, Maryland, have been charged with capital murder. “At this time, it appears that the only motive was a minor altercation that these individuals had with the victim as they were out on The Strip,” Kennedy said in a news conference, according to The Guardian.
Video of Darius Miles leaving the Tuscaloosa County Jail after being charged with capital murder following an early morning fatal shooting on the Strip in Tuscaloosa pic.twitter.com/zbBdQ0VKhb— Ben Flanagan (@ThisBenFlanagan) January 15, 2023
Social media slammed Miles for weeping, with one user writing on Twitter, "He will be rotting in prison soon buddy". One user said, "That looks like a guilty man to me just based on his demeanor". Another wrote, "Makes me feel like throwing up."
He will be rotting in prison soon buddy— david (@Davidlemke15) January 15, 2023
That looks like a guilty man to me just based on his demeanor— Rob P (@robpsan) January 16, 2023
Makes me feel like throwing up.— nancy mc dill🐘🏈🏀🥎🏐⚾️🐘 (@nancymcdill1) January 15, 2023
"threw his whole life away now he crying," one user wrote, while another said, "I feel no empathy for him." "Awful. A young life ended and if guilty another young life as he knew it is over," said one user.
threw his whole life away now he crying— the people's prince (@ShawnPrince2020) January 16, 2023
I feel no empathy for him.— NBAOldMan (@NBAYoungMAN10) January 15, 2023
Awful. A young life ended and if guilty another young life as he knew it is over.— Scott Matthews (@SWMatthews616) January 15, 2023
Reportedly, the driver of another vehicle in which Harris was a passenger came to campus police near Bryant-Denny Stadium at about 1.45 am. They said someone shot into the vehicle and he had to fire back. Among the suspects was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Miles' bio has been removed from the athletic department website. He has been removed from campus and is not on the team anymore. “The University of Alabama’s utmost priority is the safety and well-being of the campus community,” a university statement said. “We are grieved by the incident that occurred near campus last night and extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends.” The driver, Harris, and Davis do not appear to have an affiliation with the university.
This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.