Alleged shooter in Alabama homicide ‘not the bad guy,’ says attorney – OutKick

The attorney for alleged shooter Michael Lynn Davis in the University of Alabama murder case early Sunday promises a different side to the death of Jamea Janae Harris on the University Boulevard Strip in Tuscaloosa.

Birmingham criminal defense attorney John C. Robbins is defending Michael Lynn Davis. He was charged with capital murder along with his friend, Alabama basketball player Darius Miles.

Michael Lynn Davis (left) and Alabama basketball player Darius Miles were charged with capital murder.

Tuscaloosa police investigated various videos of bars and restaurants on University Boulevard and issued arrest warrants for Davis, which indicated he was the shooter. Police investigation of the same videos show that Miles provided the pistol that killed Jamea Harris. She is a 23 year old mother of a young son from Birmingham.

Michael Lynn Davis “Good Person” from “Good Family”

Davis and Miles, both from the Washington DC area, got into what authorities called a “minor” argument with Harris before gunshots broke out.

“My client and his parents are heartbroken at the death of the young lady,” Robbins said in a statement released to various media outlets, including OutKick. “They send their deepest sympathy and sincere prayers to their family and friends. But my client is not the “bad guy” here. Once all the evidence is in place, the public will see and understand who really is the “villain” in this tragic situation and who set in motion the events that led to Ms Harris’ death.”


“Withhold judgment until all facts come to light,” the statement said

Neither Davis nor Miles are aware of any previous arrests. And their lawyers have each asked for a chance to bail out of jail. That hearing was scheduled for February 7th at the Tuscaloosa County Jail. Davis and Miles have been held without bail in Tuscaloosa County since Sunday. Preliminary hearings for both will also be held on Feb. 7, Robbins told OutKick on Friday morning.


Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats immediately removed Miles from the team.

“We are asking everyone to hold back on judgment until all the facts are known,” Robbins continued in his statement. “And that the media doesn’t portray Michael as the ‘bad guy.’ Michael is a good man from a good family and he intends to vigorously defend himself against these allegations.”