MADISON, AL (WAFF) - Two suspects charged in a drug deal robbery and murder outside a Sonic restaurant in Madison will stay in jail without bond.
Court documents show both Dacedric Ward, 19, and Trevor Cantrell, 22, had an initial court appearance before a judge where they were both declared indigent. Attorneys were appointed to represent them at a preliminary hearing on Jan 9.
Court records show Ward worked as a cook at a Wendy's restaurant with a salary of $1,000 per month while Cantrell told police he was homeless and worked at a Walmart bakery.
Ward and Cantrell are charged with killing 18-year-old Jason West on Dec. 26 outside Sonic on County Line Road. Court documents show Ward and Cantrell lured West there under the ruse of a drug deal with intentions of robbing him. According to their statements, Ward shot West "so everyone would know he was a gangster."
West graduated from James Clemens High School in December. His funeral will be on Jan. 6 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Madison. Click here for his obituary at Madison Chapel Funeral Home.
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