Man charged with murder in Bessemer killings

By: Rhiana Huckins Email
By: Rhiana Huckins Email

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - A 25-year-old Bessemer man has been charged with capital murder in connection with a double homicide.

Victor Smoot is being held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail in Bessemer in connection with the shooting deaths of 32-year-old Andrew Burney and 31-year-old John Onoijuanfo.

Witnesses said Burney and Onoijuanfo were visiting the neighborhood where they grew up in Bessemer when an altercation began over a card game.

The two men, who were not involved in the card game or altercation, were shot.

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