Grand Jury Returns ‘No Bill’ On Accused Huntsville Teen Killer Case

21-year-old Shawn Deleon Ford has been released from Madison County Jail.  (File photo)

21-year-old Shawn Deleon Ford has been released from Madison County Jail. (File photo)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison County Grand Jury has returned a ‘no bill’ on a murder charge against accused teen killer Shawn Deleon Ford.

According to these court documents obtained by WHNT News 19 Tuesday afternoon, Ford has been ordered released from jail. He has been held on a $135,000 bond since his arrest last year.

21-year-old Ford was charged with Murder-non family-gun & Assault 2nd non-family.

Investigators reported Ford shot and killed 16-year-old Robert Dante Hewlett of Huntsville and wounded another teenager in July of 2013. Ford has been locked up at the Madison County detention facility since the time of his arrest last year.

WHNT News 19 brought you extensive coverage from the scene last year when officers and emergency responders got involved around 2 a.m. at the intersection of McVay Street and Belvoir Drive in southwest Huntsville.

That’s where police, fire officials and HEMSI found a car that had driven through a yard and crashed into several parked cars nearby.

Police say there were two teenagers in the car who had been shot. One was shot in the neck and the other in the chest.

Paramedics took both of the teenagers to Huntsville Hospital in critical condition. Hewlett eventually succumbed to his injuries.

While police were on the scene of the shooting, they saw a man running away from the area. They chased him, but he got away.

Minutes later, someone living in an apartment in the 3600 block of Patton Road called police to report a man covered in blood had broken into the apartment.


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