MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Murder suspect Brandon Estle is scheduled to go on trial for murder in June 10. That trial date was set at Estle's status hearing. Both the prosecution and defense were also asked about a possible plea deal:
Judge Charles Graddick denied bond to Brandon Estle who is accused of brutally beating, then shooting, Justin Hasty in October 2012.
"We were requesting one. He's been in jail a long time, and it would be beneficial to the defense if he could be out and talking with me and make it easier to get prepared for that," said defense attorney Jeff Deen.
We also learned in court that the toxicology reports on Estle and Hasty are now complete, but details were not released.
"We are moving forward. The only thing that we're waiting on at this point is the DNA results," said Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich.
Rich said DNA was being taken from articles of clothing and a truck.
Investigators said Estle then shot Hasty and stuffed his body in a container. They then say Estle took the body out to his parents' property.
Judge Graddick also asked both sides about the possibility of a plea deal.
"I can just say at this point, this case will not plead," Rich said.
In court it was said that the state had offered a deal to the defense, but the defense did not agree to the offer. Deen would not comment on what was offered.
The Mobile Police Department said several shots were fired into an occupied home off Brooke Avenue the night of Thursday, December 19. Thankfully, no one was injured, but police don’t have a description of the suspect(s).
U.S. Marshals captured the man accused of breaking into his parents' home and beating his 71-year-old father.
The forecast continues to show the possibility of stronger thunderstorms with this system. The Storm Prediction Center currently keeps the most significant severe risk well to our n’west. The current forecast reflects the chance of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds as the primary threat.
Pet Supplies Plus on Hillcrest Road in West Mobile is giving you a way to help furry friends this Christmas.
City officials say the bridge over Little Lagoon Pass, which has been in place since the 1950s according to city officials, is going to be replaced.
The City of Foley is making improvements to a new park outside of town.Officials hope Wolf Creek Nature Park will boost ecotourism in the area. There is already a kayak and canoe launch there and more construction is now underway.