BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police have charged a 25-year-old Birmingham man with murder in a fatal shooting just a few months after the suspect was released from prison on a prior manslaughter conviction.
Birmingham police said Saturday that Stanley Brent Chatman is being charged with killing 31-year-old Derrick King, who was found shot outside a home Friday. Police say the two men had a verbal confrontation before the shooting.
Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/13wqNaD ) Chatman was released from prison in November after serving seven years of a 15-year sentence for manslaughter. Chatman was 19 when he was tried for murder for killing another teenager in a shootout in which both teens had guns and Chatman was also wounded. A jury downgraded the charge.
It was not immediately known Saturday if Chatman had an attorney.
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