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Preliminary hearing held for teens charged in Miles College student's death

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(L-R) Cameron Green, Derrious Scott and Dre'Quan Tucker. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (L-R) Cameron Green, Derrious Scott and Dre'Quan Tucker. Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Keenen Morris, 21, of Mobile was killed in a shooting at an apartment off-campus that was owned by Miles College. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC Keenen Morris, 21, of Mobile was killed in a shooting at an apartment off-campus that was owned by Miles College. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC
FAIRFIELD, AL (WBRC) -

Who shot and killed Miles College student Keenen Morris? Fairfield police think they know but we have learned they may have a very hard time proving it.

A preliminary hearing started Monday for the three suspects in the case, Cameron Green, 18, Derrious Scott, 18, and Dre'Quan Tucker, 18. It ended around 5:45 p.m. after about three and a half hours. 

The lead detective was on the stand almost three hours and attorneys for two of the three suspects have asked him directly if police have the wrong people based on the testimony of one key eye witness. Based on Monday's testimony, the witnesses description of the suspects does not line up with the men who have been arrested.

It was also brought to light that Morris was selling marijuana out of his home. Police said shortly after Morris' death that they believed robbery was the motive.

On the night Morris was killed, there were two other people in the apartment with him, Morris' roommate and the roommate's girlfriend. The lead detective admits the girlfriend is their best eyewitness but there are three other people who have given police statements that contradict her statements. 

Those differences have really brought doubt into this case. There was testimony suggesting there may have been a set up not involving any of the suspects as well as testimony that the victim only opened the door for people he knew but that he did not know the suspects.  

Morris was found dead Tuesday, October 27 at an apartment complex off Lloyd Nolan Parkway. The apartment was off-campus but owned by Miles College.

Fairfield police say Morris' roommate called them around 10:05 p.m. on Tuesday night and said his roommate had just been shot. Fairfield police and Fire Rescue crews responded to the apartment and found Morris suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

He was pronounced dead on the scene at 10:46 p.m. according to Fairfield police.

The judge did bind the case over to a grand jury and ordered all three suspects to remain in jail on no bond. 

Judge David Hobdy pointed out that the standard of probability in a probably cause hearing is very low. Attorneys for the three suspects said the state's case was extremely low, calling it weak, pitiful and non-existent at times. 

We will continue to follow this story so check back for updates.

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