Anniston police charge three in murder case
by Cameron Steele
csteele@annistonstar.com
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Suspects arrested by police were (left to right) Milton Curry, Jodeci Sanders and Nebrasker Burnhart. Photo: Special to The Star
Suspects arrested by police were (left to right) Milton Curry, Jodeci Sanders and Nebrasker Burnhart. Photo: Special to The Star
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Three Anniston men are in police custody today, charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Oliver Jackson.

Anniston investigators arrested Milton Curry, 20, on the capital murder charge this morning. Jodeci Sanders, 19, and Nebrasker Burnhart, 20, were arrested on the same charges yesterday afternoon, police said.

Sgt. Josh Doggrell said all three were arrested after interviews at the Anniston Police Department. Police are not disclosing which man fired the shots that killed Jackson, but Doggrell said all three were in the vehicle from which the shots came.

Jackson died a little before 11 p.m. Saturday from gunshot wounds to the chest.

Police said Jackson was hanging out with friends at Norwood Homes when the three suspects pulled up in a green Toyota sedan. The suspects and Jackson exchanged “brief words” before one of the three men pulled out a gun and fired the fatal shots, Doggrell said.

Curry, Sanders and Burnhart left the area before police arrived, but interviews with witnesses implicated the three from the beginning, investigators said.

Doggrell called Jackson’s death “a spillover” from a fight he had with Curry, Sanders and Burnhart last week.

All three suspects are charged with capital murder because of the state statute that classifies as capital murder any “Murder committed by or through the use of a deadly weapon fired or otherwise used within or from a vehicle.”

Curry and Burnhart were in the Calhoun County Courthouse for 72-hour hearings at 2 p.m. today. Sanders hearing is set for later this afternoon, Doggrell said.

Curry is the same basketball player who led Anniston to a state championship in 2009. He gained statewide recognition when he earned Most Valuable Player of the Class 4A title game.

All three suspects will be transferred to the Calhoun County Jail this evening and will be held there without bond, police said.

Contact Star staff writer Cameron Steele at 25-235-3562.
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