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Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:

  • Auburn authorities recently arrested a Macon, Georgia woman for allegedly stealing multiple controlled substances from her place of employment, the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Police started an investigation in early October after receiving reports from veterinary college regarding the substances being stolen over a period of several weeks. The suspected offender, 26-year-old Carolina Clarke Schroeder, worked as an anesthetist at the institution. After a warrant was obtained for her arrest, Schroeder surrendered to authorities at the police station. She was placed in the Lee County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond and faces 20 counts of possession of a controlled substance.
  • An incident at the Prime Ultra Club in Selma resulted in a homicide, assault and two men in custody. The “ambushed-style homicide” occurred when the two suspects, 30-year-old Juantanio Oetis Cosby and 29-year-old Kenneth Ingram, exited the nightclub following an altercation, hid in a secluded area by the club and opened fire into the crowd walking out of the club and a crowd surrounding the club. Police were called to the scene around 1:50 a.m. Two victims had been shot with 20-year-old Shykereya Legget sustaining a shot to the head and 30-year-old Eddie Williams sustaining a shot in the leg. After both were transported to Vaughn Regional Medical Center, Legget was pronounced dead at the facility. Authorities arrested Cosby during a surveillance detail by narcotics agents a few days later, and Ingram surrendered to police the next evening. Both men were charged with first-degree assault and murder.
  • Hoover police arrested a 27-year-old foster mom on Friday for charges of aggravated child abuse. A 5-week-old girl in Alessandra Terin Bishop’s care was taken to Children’s of Alabama for an arm injury on October 16th. Hoover’s Special Victim’s Unit conducted a 12-day probe into the child’s condition and discovered that she had suffered 11 bone fractures, including breaks in both arms and both legs. After obtaining a felony warrant the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office in the Bessemer Cutoff on October 27th, Hoover police arrested Bishop at her Vestavia Hills home. She will be transferred to Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $30,000.

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