November 24, 2020

Man gets murder charge while out on bond in separate slaying

A 22-year-old Alabama man who was charged with murder Tuesday was out on bond in a separate slaying when he was arrested.

Authorities arrested LeQuinton King in the fatal shooting of Vincent Wilson, 22, in Mobile, police said in a statement.

Police found Wilson the afternoon of Nov. 6 with gunshot wounds in an apartment, and medical personnel pronounced him dead shortly after, investigators said.

At the time of the shooting, King was out on bond in a 2017 slaying. He was arrested by U.S. Marshals in that case and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of James W. Byrd Jr., 36, in an Anniston shopping center, news outlets reported.

King was released from the Calhoun County Jail in November 2017, records showed.

Prosecutors filed a motion Tuesday to revoke King’s $500,000 bond in that case because of the new murder charge, according to state court records.

It was not immediately clear whether King had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.