DADEVILLE, Ala. – Two of the five suspects involved in the mass shooting that took place at a sweet-16 birthday party in Dadeville, Alabama earlier this year have pled not guilty to all charges. Court documents indicate that Willie Brown and Wilson Hill have waived their arraignments and entered a plea of not guilty. The shooting resulted in the deaths of four people and left 32 others injured.
The suspects, initially charged with four counts of reckless murder, are now facing over 100 total assault charges, including 24 counts of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault. If found guilty, they could face 20 years to life for each of the fatalities, in addition to 10 to 20 years for the assaults. The incident had a significant impact on the city of Dadeville and the community as a whole.
The shooting has caused distress and fear in the local area, and the legal proceedings have drawn the attention of the community. The decision by the two suspects to plead not guilty adds another layer to the ongoing case, raising questions about the upcoming trial and the potential implications for the victims and their families. The legal process is expected to unfold over the coming months as the community seeks justice and closure for those affected by the tragic event.
In total, the shooting resulted in the deaths of four individuals and left 32 others wounded. The community continues to grapple with the aftermath of the incident, seeking healing and resolution as the legal proceedings progress.