I remember reading that the owner of the gun was Miles. So, looks like Miles asked Miller to bring his own gun to him. Miller did. Is that a crime? Should Miller have refused?
Universal Citation: AL Code § 13A-2-23 (2018)
Section 13A-2-23 Criminal liability based upon behavior of another - Complicity.
A person is legally accountable for the behavior of another constituting a criminal offense if, with the intent to promote or assist the commission of the offense:
(1) He procures, induces or causes such other person to commit the offense; or
(2) He aids or abets such other person in committing the offense; or
(3) Having a legal duty to prevent the commission of the offense, he fails to make an effort he is legally required to make.
Section 13A-2-23 doesn’t apply to Bama athletes obviously
I have a feeling who ever the officer/prosecutor/investigator that said “we didn’t have anything to charge him with” will be rethinking that shortly. I am far far far from an attorney, but I feel like if you bring a firearm to a situation and that firearm is used to kill someone (while you are still there), then you have some sort of culpability.
Everyone should take 5 minutes and read this.
Does Miller continue to play or be suspended? Does Oats survive this scandal? How does this affect their recruiting. Small questions compared to the murder of a young woman. Just want your thoughts.
So looks like it depends on what Miles texted to Miller. If the text simply said “can you bring me my gun’, I can see why Miller was not charged. If Miles text included why he needed the gun, then Miller should be charged. It could be the former. Otherwise there is a coverup.,
PJ, wouldn’t you think if someone texted you in the early morning hours and wanted his gun something might be a little concerning!! Miller knew something was going down.
Yes, this above seems to be the key language. Whatever he did for the trigger guy, he had to intend to do it to “promote or assist the commission of the offense.” And that intent has to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. That high standard of proof is the reason a lot of criminal prosecutions don’t happen. That and the fact prosecutors know it’s practically a lot tougher to convict folks that actually didn’t do the killing. And, as Swine alludes to, the kid is a Bama athlete. Like it or not, that probably does factor into a prosecutor’s decision. He or she is an elected official.
Yes. Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean he can be charged. What should have happened here is a suspension for some games.
Yup, at the very least…suspension for several games if not rest of season but we know that won’t happen! No way he didn’t have an idea what was going on or could happen at the very least. I don’t think this mess is over now that the national media have it. It could get a lot worse and Oates could really catch some heat on it.
Oates dropped the ball on this completely. He’s going to get roasted for his flippant comments today.
Present tense. He is absolutely getting roasted.
Swine, I am really shocked by Oates behavior! I thought he was smarter than this.
Miller may not have been the shooting Guard, but he gets the assist. This whole situation is horrifying and tragic. I can’t imagine what that young woman’s loved ones are going through.When she rejected their advances, they should have gone on about their business and let her be.
Pretty terrible look when the best case scenario is you brought your buddy’s handgun, no questions asked, to him in the middle of the night
Hard to believe that of all the reactions Oates could have had upon learning about 2 of his players were at least tangentially involved in murder, it was nonchalance
An innocent woman was killed (murdered)and Oates acted like it was no big deal. Maybe winning is too important to Oates. Obviously it is!
Two motivations here IMO. Winning, and CYA.
Gotta wonder if the university will get involved. Real bad look for the school.