Two Birmingham men indicted in family killing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - A Bessemer Cutoff grand jury has indicted
two men for their alleged roles in the July deaths of four members
of a Birmingham family.

19-year-old Shaunasty Lowe and 18-year-old Steven Williams, both
of Birmingham, were each charged with 3 counts of capital.

37-year-old Derrick Witherspoon; 34-year-old Elizabeth McFarland
Witherspoon; 13-year-old Jerome McFarland; and 11-year-old Justin
McFarland were found dead after a house fire.

Investigators said all four were shot execution-style.

Lowe and Williams remain in jail without bond.


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