Fatal Shooting Prompts Ala. Non-Violence Campaign

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Selma city officials are launching an anti-violence campaign after an 18-year-old high school student was fatally shot in an armed robbery.

Selma Mayor George Evens announced the initiative Saturday during the funeral service for Alexis Hunter, who was shot to death last weekend.

Reports say the campaign will urge every resident, business and organization to post signs with the words "no more" written on them.

Dallas County prosecutors said they will pursue capital punishment for 18-year-old Larry Hunter Jr., who is charged in the woman's death. A second teenager, 16-year-old John Jones, also was charged with capital murder and will be tried as an adult, police have said.
The newspaper reports that signs will be made available to the public after New Year's Day at City Hall.


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