Capital murder suspect pleads guilty to murder

Demetrius Childs (Source: Huntsville Police Department)
Demetrius Childs (Source: Huntsville Police Department)
Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 1:13 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 3:05 PM CST
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A man who was charged with capital murder after shooting two people and killing one in a 2018 Huntsville shooting has pleaded guilty to murder.

Court documents show that Demetrius Childs has entered a plea agreement and will be charged with murder which is a lesser offense than the capital murder charge he was facing.

Court records show that the plea agreement comes with a 20-year split sentence. The sentence will be split to serve five years with the balance suspended for five years. Following the five years in prison, Childs will be placed on probation for another five years.

Childs will also be required to pay a fine of $1,000, pay a victim compensation assessment of $100, $3,539 in restitution to Latoya Bone, the mother of the victim, and $3,461 in restitution to Nelms Memorial Funeral Home.

Childs turned himself into the Huntsville Police Department in 2018 after shooting and killing Devonte Bone near Westlake Apartments in Huntsville. Childs allegedly shot into an occupied vehicle, hitting Bone and another male.

The other male who was shot survived the shooting.