The tragic story surrounding former Alabama Crimson Tide basketball player Darius Miles took another turn on Tuesday when a judge ruled that there is enough evidence against him and Michael “Buzz” Davis for the case to proceed to a grand jury for indictment consideration.
Miles and Davis were arrested on capital murder charges for the killing of Jamea Jonae Harris in Tuscaloosa on January 15.
The evidence presented Tuesday included the first public awareness that Alabama basketball players Brandon Miller and Jaden Bradley were also present at the scene of the alleged murder. Police also testified that Miller brought the gun used in the alleged murder to the crime scene and gave it to Miles.
While Miles’ mother Tracy Harris, and Davis’s mother, Annie Davis, both testified that they would ensure their sons abided by all bond conditions, the judge denied their request for bond.
According to AL.com, both defendants were sobbing at the end of the hearing. The two will now be held without bond in Tuscaloosa County Jail.
Alabama head coach Nate Oats made headlines earlier in the day with his response to the news that Miller was not being punished or held accountable in any way for giving his then-teammate a gun that was used in an alleged murder.
“We knew about that. Can’t control everything everybody does outside of practice. Nobody knew that was going to happen. College kids are out, Brandon hasn’t been in any type of trouble nor is he in any type of trouble in this case. Wrong spot at the wrong time,” Oats told reporters.