BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Birmingham police say 29-year-old Brandon Woodall is charged with capital murder in the slaying of Birmingham mother of 2, Kaeyleah Lewis.
In addition to the Lewis killing, Chief Deputy Christian with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced that Woodall is a person of interest in the 2012 killing of Antanisha Dawson, 22.
“Obviously we are looking at him on our case as well. Apparently he settles his disputes by cold-blooded murder,” Christian stated in a release. “That is the type of person we always knew we would find responsible in Antanisha’s murder.”
Christian vowed to deliver justice to Dawson’s family in the release as well.
“She was discarded on the side of the road like she was nothing,” Christian said. “She deserves justice. Her family deserves justice.”
ORIGINAL: Birmingham police are investigating after a mom of two was killed Tuesday morning in Birmingham.
The victim, identified as 25-year-old Kaeyleah Lewis, was found by officers and a family member after reports of shots fired. Police were dispatched around 8:20 a.m. to the 7000 block of 4th Ave S. When they arrived, they saw a family member kicking in the door to check on the victim. Inside, they found Lewis lying on the living room floor suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the body. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.
Witnesses told detectives a black man got our of a red jeep behind the home and went inside through the back door. A short time later, they heard several shots from inside and saw the same man exit through the back door and leave in the red jeep.
Investigators believe the suspect and the victim were in a recent past relationship. They think the shooting happened after the two argued last night and the suspect was asked to leave.
“This was a cowardly act of violence that should not have happened,” Birmingham police lt. Sean Edwards said. We spoke to the victim’s mom. She told us Lewis had two children. Hear from her tonight on the CBS42 News at 5 and 6.