Trial set to begin for Alabaster murder suspect

Published 1:36 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The trial for a Birmingham man charged with shooting and killing an Alabaster man in 2011 is scheduled to begin on Oct. 21 at the Shelby County Courthouse, according to court records.



Alabaster police officers worked with members of the U.S. Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force to bring 24-year-old Daveon L. Cathey into custody at about 12:50 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2011, in the 13000 block of Highway 25 in Calera. Cathey faces one count of murder and one count of second-degree assault.

Court records list Cathey’s address as being in the 300 block of Beacon Crest Lane in Birmingham.

The arrest came four days after 34-year-old Alabaster resident Johnathan Williams was shot and killed at his residence Sept. 6.

The shooting happened at about 10:15 p.m. when police said the suspect shot Williams while he was exiting his vehicle at his residence in the 100 block of 11th Avenue Southeast in Alabaster. Alabaster Polcie Chief Curtis Rigney previously said the shooting likely happened during a robbery.

After Williams was shot, he was transported to UAB Hospital, where he later died.

Cathey has remained in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling more than $1 million since his arrest.

According to court documents, Cathey is being represented by public defenders William Hill Jr. and Richard Vickers.