From The Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Jefferson County jury found a Center Point man guilty of a reduced charge of provocation manslaughter. The trial began on Nov. 28 and ended Friday.
Wallderrick Pierce Carson, 33, of Center Point, was initially charged with the murder of Deandre Antone Carter on Feb. 27, 2021.
According to Carol Robinson at AL.com, Jefferson County Assistant District Attorneys Jason Wilson and Isabella Colombo prosecuted Carson. The defendant was represented by attorneys Victor Revill and Huntor Horton. Circuit Judge Kechia Davis presided over the trial.
At around 10 p.m., deputies were called to the scene in the 1100 block of Center Point Parkway at the A&A Convenience Store. The store is in unincorporated Jefferson County, although surrounding properties are in the city limits of Center Point.
Deputies found Carter suffering from a gunshot wound. He was still breathing, according to Lieutenant Joni Money, with the sheriff’s office.
“Deputies took measures to save the victim’s life until he could be transported to UAB Hospital,” Money said.
Carter was later pronounced dead at UAB.
Money said investigators have determined the shooting was the result of a fight between the victim and the gunman.
Carson was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on Sunday, Feb. 28, on a $50,000 bond. Carson was released on bond on Mar. 1, 2021.
Robinson stated that Davis revoked Carson’s bond, and he was booked back into the Jefferson County Jail. On Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, Carson’s attorney’s filed a motion asking that his bond be reinstated until his sentencing on Jan. 23, 2023.
For that motion, Judge Davis will hold a hearing on Dec. 14, 2022.