Mum says former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles killed woman ‘because she wouldn’t talk to him’

Mother of a 23-year-old Alabama woman who was shot and killed in an incident that allegedly involved two men, including a former Crimson Tide basketball player Darius MilesShe broke her silence on her daughter’s death on social media.

DeCarla Cotton wrote on her Facebook page that her daughter, Jamea Jonae Harris, was, too shot dead Because her daughter won’t talk to Miles.

“My baby took her life because she wouldn’t talk to him!!!!” I wrote in a post about the story from WBRC Television.

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Alabama forward Darius Miles looks to pass in the second half against LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on March 5, 2022.
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Miles, 21, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, were arrested in the shooting and charged with first degree murder.

“Darius Miles and his family are saddened tonight by the passing of Gamma Jonay Harris,” attorney William C. White II said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “While Darius has been accused of involvement in this tragedy, he remains innocent and looks forward to his day in court. The investigation of our company is ongoing, and no further statement will be made at this time.”

Tuscaloosa Police Capt. Jack Kennedy said the driver of another car, in which Harris was a passenger, approached campus police near Bryant-Denny Stadium at about 1:45 a.m., saying someone had fired at the car and that he had returned fire. One of the suspects sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The police did not say who was injured.

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Darius Miles of Alabama leads the ball against LSU during a game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on March 5, 2022, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Darius Miles of Alabama leads the ball against LSU during a game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on March 5, 2022, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Miles is fired from the men’s basketball team after his involvement in the shooting was revealed. Earlier Saturday, he was ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

“The University of Alabama’s top priority is the safety and well-being of the campus community,” the school said. “We are saddened by the incident that occurred near the university campus last night and extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim.”

“We are grateful for the prompt and comprehensive response of the law enforcement and emergency response teams, and will continue to fully support the ongoing investigation. We have been made aware of the latest charge against student-athlete Darius Miles; he has been removed from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team.”

Miles looked like he was crying and talking to someone outside Tuscaloosa County JailAccording to AL.com.

He could be heard saying “I love you”. “I love you more than you imagine.”

Miles was with the team for Alabama’s 106-66 win over LSU earlier Saturday.

GoFundMe was set up to help support Harris’ 5-year-old son, Ken.

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The description reads: “I have been asked to collect donations to help care for my daughter, Cain.” “His life was taken from her at the age of 23 in a senseless act of cowardice. She left behind a five-year-old son who will never know what a beautiful mother he was inside and out. She had a heart of gold and he loved her everything. There is no way to express how much He will be missed! I thank everyone who has reached out to them with their prayers and condolences and I appreciate it despite your desire to help.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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