Jury in deliberations in Ashley Fields murder trial

DOUBLE SPRINGS - After over a week of testimony, the jury is now in deliberations in the trial of Ashley Brooke Fields in Double Springs.  Fields is accused of killing her 6-month-old daughter Adalyn Fields, in 2015.  Presiding Judge Lee Carter has instructed the jury they can find Fields guilty or not guilty on one of the following four charges:  capital murder, or murder done with the intent to kill an individual; felony murder, which is murder that is committed while committing a felony act that is clearly dangerous to human.  The third choice is aggravated child abuse, or willfully mistreating a child in a way to cause serious physical abuse and the fourth choice is manslaughter, which is recklessly causing the death of another person.

The Alabamian will announce the verdict as soon as it is read.  To learn more about the trial, pick up a copy of the Wednesday, Aug. 8, edition of the Northwest Alabamian.


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