Cropwell man pleads not guilty to vehicular homicide, manslaughter
by David Atchison
Jan 15, 2014 | 2346 views |  0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Cropwell man was arraigned Wednesday on a two-count indictment of manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

St. Clair County Circuit Court Judge Bill Weathington appointed attorney Fred Teague to represent Delbert Amos Carlisle, 34, in the case involving the June 2012 manslaughter and vehicular homicide of Michael Allen King, 40, of Pell City.

At Monday’s hearing, the plea of not guilty was entered and the reading of the indictment was waived.

Assistant District Attorney John Demarco said King was a passenger in the vehicle that Carlisle was driving when it collided with another vehicle on U.S. 78 between Riverside and Pell City.

The wreck happened at about 8 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012.

King was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to newspaper accounts, Carlisle was taken to a Birmingham hospital by Lifesaver helicopter. Another person was also injured in the collision and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Carlisle remains in the St. Clair County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

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