Update: Police Say Decatur Teens Confessed to Murder of Blackwood
DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Days after a 33-year-old Decatur man was shot to death in his home, details of how police say it all went down are coming out through court documents.
Three Decatur teenagers were charged with capital murder in the death of Glenn Blackwood.
An affidavit presented to Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson states the involvement of the suspects and details their alleged confessions.
The investigator on the scene says Lorin Rashaun Wilson was the triggerman and the mastermind of the incident early June 2nd.
Dartelle Staten and Steven King, Jr. accompanied Wilson to Blackwood’s apartment on Chestnut Street.
Blackwood was shot around 12:25 a.m. at the entrance of his apartment.
Police say Blackwood’s roommate answered a knock at their door and told Blackwood there was someone there to see him. As Blackwood approached, police say Wilson fired several shots.
Witnesses say they saw three men running away from the apartment immediately afterwards.
Tips to police led them to Staten and King, who were questioned June 7th.
Investigator Joe Renshaw said both men admitted to being on the scene when Blackwood was killed and both said Wilson was the shooter.
King told police Wilson devised a plan to rob Blackwood of drugs and money, among other things.
Renshaw’s affidavit said on June 8th, Wilson admitted to the crime, from planning the robbery, to knocking on Blackwood’s apartment door, to shooting Blackwood when he came to the door.
All three suspects remain in the Morgan County Jail with no bond and are charged with capital murder.
Since all three suspects are 17 years old, they are not eligible for the death penalty.
Their next court appearance is set for July 2nd.