Cold Case Trial

By: Leonard Horton Email
By: Leonard Horton Email

1-30-07

It was a cold and rainy night in March of 2005 when then 15-year-old Terrell Powell of Gadsden County was arrested on murder charges.

Police say he confessed to the killing of 51-year-old William Moses Wilson. This week, his cousin, Donna Cannon, is on trial for allegedly encouraging a number of robberies which led to the shooting of Wilson.

"I don't think it is fair. I don't think that it is right for them to be trying to charge her with something they don't have any evidence on," said Willie Robinson, uncle of Donna Cannon.

Prosecutors say Cannon was not at the crime scene, nor did she pull the trigger of the 12-gage shotgun. But the state says Cannon purchased the ammo.

"We figure we hope to be done by tomorrow evening. We figure it is a two day case," said prosecutor Richard Combs.

Every situation has to have a closure and my prayer right now is for all of this to come to an end. I know the judicial system has to do its part with trying the case. My prayer is that all of this just be over," said Roderick Milton, nephew of Roderick Milton.

Terrell Powell is still at the Gadsden County Jail, awaiting his case to go to trial. He is also charged with first degree murder. Prosecutors say his case cannot begin until Cannon's case is completed.


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