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March 7, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Two Charged in Birmingham Drag Race Deaths
(2008-01-16)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A north Alabama man and a Florida man are each charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal street racing incident in Birmingham.

Birmingham Police said 27-year-old Brian Murphy of Elkmont and 32-year-old Yardley Potter of Florida were the drivers in the street race responsible for killing 29-year-old Lonnie King, also of Birmingham. Authorities said King was struck and killed while he videotaped illegal race.

Murphy was placed in the Jefferson County Jail without bond and Yardley awaits extradition from Florida. The two were also charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

Police are still searching for another suspect sought in a separate incident at the race. 36-year-old Anthony Lett of Huntsville was shot to death in a dispute over a racing bet.
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