Two suspects in murder of twins released

Two men accused in Wylam twins' murder released (WIAT CBS42)
Two men accused in Wylam twins' murder released (WIAT CBS42)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Two men charged in the murder of 17-year-old twins Jonathan and Jeremi Berry of Wylam have been released.

On March 21, 2014, District Attorney Brandon Falls filed at motion to drop all charges against 25-year-old Quentin Nixon and 24-year-old Dayjuan Tuggle.

The pair were charged with capital murder after the twins were shot and killed during a break-in and attempted murder in the shooting of their mother which left her paralyzed in June of 2013.

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Tracie Todd granted the motion Saturday.

According to Sgt. Jack Self with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office the two men have been released.

Court documents do not list reasons for their release.

On March 21, 2014, an order was also granted to reduced the bond for a 3rd suspect in the murders.

Nelson, faces two murder charges in the case.

The judge reduced her bond from $1 million to $120,000 and ordered if and when she makes bond she is to be placed in a safe house within the community for her protection.

The judge wrote in her order that Nelson had been “the target of death threats during her detention in the jail.”

Stanley Chatman, a fourth suspect in the murders continues to face two capital murder charges and one charge of attempted murder.

Chatman is also awaiting a May 5th trial in the shooting death of 31-year-old Derrick King in March 2013. Chatman was convicted of manslaughter in 2006 and was released from prison in November 2012 after serving about half of a 15-year sentence.

2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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