Mistrial declared for man charged with killing B'ham mayor's nephew

Mistrial declared for man charged with killing B'ham mayor's nephew
Daniel Jelks (Source: Jefferson Co. Jail)

TARRANT, AL (WBRC) - A mistrial has been declared for a man charged with killing a teenager.

Daniel Lee Jelks, 25, was charged with intentional murder of 17-year-old Ralph Woodfin III, who is the nephew of Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, in Tarrant.

Ralph Woodfin was found shot to death last August at a home on the corner of Waverly Street and Thomason Avenue.

When police arrived on the scene they found the teenager's body on the back porch of the home and a gun was next to him.

Police said Woodfin arrived at the home in a Jeep Grand Cherokee that was reported stolen out of Mountain Brook. He still had the keys when police found his body.

Authorities say a disagreement over a gun and the Jeep erupted and at some point Jelks shot and killed Woodfin.

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