Desmonte Leonard Charged with Capital Murder

Man Accused of Killing Two Former Auburn Players Indicted in Opelika.

This undated photo provided by the Auburn Police Division shows Desmonte Leonard, 22, of Montgomery, Ala., the suspect wanted for fatally shooting three people, including two former Auburn University football players, and wounding another three people during a party at an apartment complex near the school, Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Auburn Police Division)

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -- A 22-year-old man has been indicted on capital murder charges in the killing of two former Auburn University football players and a third person at a pool party.

Court filings posted Tuesday also say the a grand jury indicted Desmonte Leonard on one count of first-degree assault, two counts of attempted murder and two counts of second-degree assault. No trial date has been set.

Leonard is accused of opening fire with a .40-caliber pistol, killing the three and wounding three others at the party near the Auburn campus on June 9.

Former Auburn football players Edward Christian and Ladarious Phillips were killed along with DeMario Pitts of Opelika. Wounded were current Auburn player Eric Mack and two Roanoke men, Xavier Moss and John Robertson.


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