NBA Second Pick Brandon Miller Faces Negligence-Related Accusations in Homicide Case

by | Oct 23, 2023 | Basketball

In the latest NBA draft, player Brandon Miller, selected as the second pick, is facing an accusation related to negligence in a murder case. The rookie from the Charlotte Hornets is under investigation in connection with the shooting death of Jamea Jonae Harris in January, near the University of Alabama. Additionally, Darius Miles, a college basketball athlete, and Michael Davis are also facing charges of involuntary manslaughter.

The victim’s mother, Decarla Raietta Heard, filed a civil lawsuit on Friday in the Northern District of the Western Division of Alabama. She is seeking a jury trial and potentially compensation for the damages incurred. Jamea was 23 years old at the time of her death and left behind a five-year-old daughter.

It’s important to note that Brandon Miller has not been directly charged with murder. However, a police investigator testified that the NBA player was present at the scene of the homicide and that the firearm used in the crime was allegedly provided to Miles and Davis in Miller’s car. Miller’s lawyer denies having knowledge of any intention to use the weapon at the time.

The lawsuit alleges that Miles, Davis, and Miller either had or should have had knowledge that bringing a dangerous weapon into a conflict and using it could result in harm to those around them.

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