Man indicted for a murder from 2009
by CHRIS NORWOOD
Feb 24, 2011 | 5287 views |  1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TALLADEGA — A Childersburg man has been indicted by a Talladega County grand jury for the July 2009 murder of a woman he was in a relationship with.

Cedrick Lamar Keith, 35, was arraigned on the murder charge Wednesday by Circuit Judge Bo Hollingsworth, according to Assistant District Attorney Christina Kilgore. He is charged with shooting Magdalene Marbury, 26, in the head with a .38 caliber handgun.

The shooting took place at Keith’s residence at 1098 Shady Lane in Childersburg. The victim lived at a different residence in Childersburg, according to investigators.

The shooting took place sometime July 19, 2009. A 911 call was placed at 8:06 p.m., but Marbury was dead when they arrived.

Keith was taken into custody at the crime scene.

A conviction for murder using a firearm carries a punishment of 20 years to 99 years or life in prison.

Also in court this week, Hollingsworth and Circuit Judge Julian King each accepted guilty pleas to robbery in the second degree from two Sylacauga residents who had been robbing delivery drivers.

Both defendants, Curtis Fluker and Jermal Cohill, were indicted for robbery in the first degree, but pleaded down to the lesser included offense. Fluker’s plea was accepted by Hollingsworth and Cohill’s were accepted by King. Cohill pleaded to a total of six counts, Fluker to only one.

A Sylacauga restaurant notified police about a suspicious order to Andrew Jackson Street in March 2010. Sylacauga police disguised one of their officers as a delivery driver and sent him to respond to the call. One of the suspects was armed when he arrived and at least one was wearing a mask.

After being confronted by police, the two suspects fled on foot but were captured by patrol officers shortly afterward.

A conviction for murder in the second degree with a firearm carries a penalty of 10 to 20 years in prison.

Also this week, Hollingsworth accepted guilty pleas from:

• Duncan “Big Nasty” Carmichael, 28, to possession of a controlled substance.

• Sonia Toniette Hayes, 27, to possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Darren E. Turner, 21, for assault in the third degree. Turner had also been charged with assault in the second degree in the same case, but that charge will be dismissed.

• Richard Stevens, 29, to burglary in the third degree.

• Stephen Morris, 40, to manufacture of a controlled substance in the first degree, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. Morris pleaded guilty to the manufacturing charge and one of the controlled substance charges at arraignment.

• Jason P. Lackey, 31, to three counts of possession of a forged instrument in the second degree and one count of burglary in the third degree.

• Mena L. Casey, 27, to violating the community notification act for convicted sex offenders.

• John Spencer, 24, to distribution of a controlled substance.

• Julius Twymon, 35, to distribution of a controlled substance.

• Raheem Brown, 22, to escape in the second degree.

• Robert Earl Pike, 67, to escape in the second degree and theft of property in the first degree. Hollingsworth accepted a guilty plea at arraignment from Pike for manufacture of a controlled substance in the second degree and possession of a controlled substance.

King accepted guilty pleas from:

• Rose Ellen Roysden, 22, to burglary in the third degree.

• Samantha Ogle Hill, 35, to possession of a prescription medication without a prescription. Hill had been charged with the felony offense of possession of a controlled substance but pleaded guilty to the included misdemeanor charge.

• Troy Presley, 31, to possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Terry N. Bridges, 33, to violating the community notification act for convicted sex offenders.

• Mark Anthony Jr., 25, to breaking into and entering a motor vehicle.

• Omar Patterson, 28, to possession of marijuana in the first degree.

Hollingsworth accepted guilty pleas at arraignment from:

• Tracey Miller, 35, to possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Cindy Shierling, 35, to possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Robert Hughes for manufacture of a controlled substance in the second degree.