Damion Little

Damion Little

Powerful testimony during a bond hearing for the man charged in the shooting death of his three year old son in Prichard Saturday night.

Damion Little was in court Tuesday morning charged with two counts of capital murder in the death of Damion Little, Junior.

During the hearing, prosecutors presented a chilling account of the shooting.

FOX10 News was the only television crew at the hearing.

Damion Little entered court Tuesday morning, listening quietly as the charges against him were read.

They include two counts of capital murder in the death of his three year old son, Damion Little, Junior, and attempted murder in the shooting of the child's mother.

Prichard Police say this was a domestic incident and the child wasn't the intended target.

Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood said, "It was an argument that led to the defendant leaving the residence, retrieving a stolen gun, and shooting at this child's mother. The bullet passed through her leg and entered into the abdomen of Damion Little, Junior, killing him."

The crime happened around ten Saturday night at a home on Minnie B. Turnbo Drive.

Prosecutors say one charge of capital murder is for the death of someone that was inside a residence as a result of a shooting from outside the residence.

The other is for the death of a child under 14.

Defense Attorney Art Powell said, "At this point in time, the judge is not going to set a bond because it's a capital case. It carries the possibility of life without parole or the death penalty."

And Circuit Court Judge Jill Phillips did not set a bond on the two capital murder charges, and set a $50,000 thousand dollar bond with a cash component for the attempted murder charge.

Blackwood said, "The child is three years old. He was totally innocent. After he was shot, he ran to his grandmother who was in the residence. It's just a sad, sad, sad case."

A preliminary hearing is set for February 21st.

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