Charges upgraded to Capital Murder

by Steve Wiggins
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Jeremy Leshun Williams

Jeremy Leshun Williams

FLORENCE – Things got a lot worse for the man who is accused of murdering Brioni Rutland. Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connoly’s Office announced this afternoon that Jeremy Leshun Williams will face capital murder charges.

Here is what the Florence Police Department had to say in it’s media report:

“Charges in High School Coach’s Murder Upgraded to Capital; Florence Police Detectives and Lauderdale County District Attorney Officials have upgraded the charges filed against Jeremy Leshun Williams, 29, of Florence. Williams was arrested on November 30, 2013 and charged in connection with the murder of Brioni Rutland, a volunteer coach at Deshler High School in Tuscumbia. Investigators stated that new evidence developed in the case indicate circumstances requiring the charges to be upgraded to a Capital Offense. Capital offenses are punishable, under Alabama Law, by death or life imprisonment. Williams is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center without bail.”

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