Hill sentenced to life in prison for murder

Blue Berry Hill

District Attorney Andy Hamlin announced on Friday, Nov. 6 that Blue Berry Hill was sentenced to serve life in prison for a 2019 murder in Fayette County. Hill, 19, of Cullman, was charged with murder in the 2019 shooting death of Joshua Devin Bush. Bush, 18, was found dead in the intersection of Sand Springs and Bly roads in rural Fayette County on Aug. 30, 2019. A passerby reported finding his body around 2:30 p.m., adding they had seen nothing when they drove through the same intersection two hours prior.

Williams arrested for Bankston murder

Travis Terell Williams was arrested for the murder of Maronda Williams.

Travis Terell Williams, 37, of 832 33rd Ave., Tuscaloosa, was taken into custody by the district attorney’s office of the 24th judicial circuit on Feb. 18. On Feb. 19, Travis Williams was served with two warrants, charging him with the death of his ex-wife, Maronda Parker Williams.

Authorities investigating Bankston woman’s death

Shown is the home in the Bankston community where Maronda Parker Williams was found dead on Tuesday, Jan. 21. No cause of death has been released, but foul play is suspected by law enforcement authorities.

The death of a Bankston woman last week is being investigated by law enforcement authorities as a possible homicide. Maronda Parker Williams, age 49, of the Bankston community, was found dead in her home off Highway 18 East on Tuesday, Jan. 21.


Beaty convicted for murder of Fayette man

Candice Cheyanne Beaty, 29, Winfield, has been convicted of first-degree robbery and felony murder in connection with the death of William Jerome Henry in April 2016. According to court documents released by Marion County Circuit Clerk Denise Mixon, Beaty pled guilty to the charges in 25th Judicial Circuit Court on Nov. 12 and was ordered by Circuit Judge Lee Carter to serve a 30-year sentence in the custody of the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) and to pay up to $750 in restitution.


Five people arrested for 2018 double homicide in Fayette Co.

Five people have been indicted and arrested in connection with the May 1, 2018 double homicide that occurred at a residence off of County Road 63 in Fayette County. Michael Council, 25, of New Jersey; Lazaro Moran, 33, of New Jersey; Lindettia Lynette Lowery, 33, of Fairfield; Brandon Lowery, 34, of Gadsden; and Britanny Bell-Spates, 25, of Gadsden have all been arrested at various locations during the past three months. Moran was arrested on Oct. 4 in New Jersey, and was the last of the suspects arrested.


Hill arrested for Aug. 30 murder

Blue Berry Hill was arrested for the Aug. 30 murder of Joshua Devin Bush.

Blue Berry Hill, 19, of Cullman, was arrested for the Friday, Aug. 30 murder of Joshua Devin Bush, 18, of Fayette. According to Fayette County Sheriff Byron Yerby, a call was received from a Fayette County resident at approximately 2:03 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, concerning a body lying in the road at the intersection of Bly Road and Sand Springs Road in northern Fayette County.


Murder investigation underway in Fayette County

Shown helping secure the scene at a double homicide in northern Fayette County on May 1 are, from left: deputies Eric Dubielak and Chad Aldridge of the Fayette County Sheriff Office with Officer Randall Kelley of the Berry Police Department.

A murder investigation is currently underway in Fayette County after two male victims were found deceased at a residence off of County Road 63 near the Walker County line. According to Andy Hamlin, chief assistant district attorney for the 24th judicial circuit, a 911 call was received from a female caller at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1. Hamlin, who was working the crime scene later that morning, said that they were handling the matter as a death investigation, with multiple agencies cooperating in the effort.