Former Alabama men’s basketball player Darius Miles will now be represented by Turner Law Group of Tuscaloosa and says that he was unaware of a statement made on his behalf last Sunday, according to 24/7 Sports.
Miles was one of two men charged with capital murder after a fatal shooting on The Strip on Sunday, and Miles’ previous attorneys at Boles Holmes White LLC released a statement from Miles that said Miles was “heartbroken” over the death of Jamea Harris, 23, of Birmingham, Alabama, maintained his innocence and “looked forward to his day in court.”
Turner Law Group issued the following statement:
“Darius, his family, and all of us at Turner Law Group first and foremost want to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Jamea Jonae Harris,” the new statement said.
“This is a tragic and sad situation and our hearts go out to all of those who have been hurt by her death. Darius is distraught over this situation and deeply saddened by the death of Ms. Harris.
“Darius is also saddened by any negative light shed on the University of Alabama, his coaches, his teammates and his family, all of whom have been positive influences in his life. Darius and his family appreciate all who have shown their concern, offered prayers and tried to help him during this difficult time and asks that all keep Ms. Harris’s loved ones in your prayers.
“In light of statements made by the media and other people who were not present or otherwise have a personal interest in the outcome of this case that are contrary to the limited evidence previously released by local law enforcement, we encourage everyone to withhold judgment.
“Darius will be represented by Mary Turner, Kayla Griffin, and Grace Prince of Turner Law Group. As our investigation is ongoing, we will be making no further statements at this time.”