Death penalty sought for man accused of killing of Sgt. Wytasha Carter


(WIAT) — UPDATE (11/14): Suspect Jeremy Owens appeared in Judge Teresa Pulliam’s court room Thursday morning for a motion hearing.

Defense attorneys John Lentine and Ralph Sheffield are representing Owens.

The state filed a motion to place a gag order in the case. However, Judge Pulliam ruled against the order.

Lentine and Sheffield filed a motion to limit the number of uniformed police officers allowed in the court room during the trial.

Judge Pulliam did not rule on the motion.

After the hearing, both the defense attorneys and District Attorney Danny Carr declined to comment on the case.

UPDATE (11/13): State prosecutors have filed paperwork that they intend to seek the death penalty for the man indicted in the killing of Birmingham Police Sgt. Wytasha Carter.

Jeremy Owens was charged back in September for the killing. He is being held in custody with no bond.

Owens is expected to appear in court Nov. 14.

No other information has been released at this time. Stay with CBS 42 as this is an ongoing story.

ORIGINAL (10/28): According to court documents, Jeremy Owens, a suspect charged in murdering Birmingham Police Officer Sgt. Wytasha Carter, appeared in court Monday for an arraignment.

Owens is expected to appear in court again for a motion hearing on November 14. Owens has been assigned two attorneys for his trial.

Owens was charged with one count of capital murder of a law officer which is considered a felony. He is held on no bond.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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