Second Hoover murder suspect assigned defense lawyer

Second Hoover murder suspect assigned defense lawyer

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The attorney of the 17-year-old accused of killing of an Iraq War veteran appeared in court today for a 72-hour hearing.

Bessemer attorney Bret Gray says he was appointed by the court to represent Ahmad Johnson.

Johnson has been indicted for murder in the January 5 shooting death of Mike Gilotti. Hoover police say Gilotti, a husband and father of two young sons, was shot in the back in the front yard of his house as he left for an early morning workout.

His co-defendant, Charleston Wells, was also indicted last week for murder in Gilotti's death.

Wells and Johnson have also been indicted on nine charges each of unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle.

Hoover Police believe as many as four people may have been present at the time of the shooting.

Johnson's attorney says the teen has a pre-trial hearing set Tuesday, February 16.

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