The mother of a 23-year-old woman who was shot and killed allegedly by former Crimson Tide basketball player Darius Miles, broke her silence on her daughter’s death on social media.
DeCarla Cotton took to Facebook this week after the tragic death of her daughter Jamea Jonae Harris and claimed it happened because her daughter wouldn’t talk to Miles.
“Took my baby life because she wouldn’t talk to him!!!!” she wrote in a post about the story from WBRC-TV.
21-year-old Miles and 20-year-old Michael Lynn Davis were arrested in the shooting and charged with capital murder. Police identified them as suspects in the shooting after they reviewed surveillance footage and interviewed multiple witnesses.
“She was a beautiful young woman who loved her family and most of all her 5-year-old son Kaine,’’ Cotton told AL.com. “She was just trying to enjoy her weekend with her cousin that attends the University of Alabama and her boyfriend.”
Miles was dismissed from the men’s basketball team after it was revealed he was allegedly involved in the shooting.
“The University of Alabama’s utmost priority is the safety and well-being of the campus community,” the school 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.”
“We are grateful for the quick and thorough response of law enforcement and emergency response teams, and we will continue to fully support the ongoing investigation. We were made aware of the recent charge against student-athlete Darius Miles; he has been removed from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team.”
During a perp walk, Miles could be seen crying and speaking to someone as he got put in a cop’s car.