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    Derrick Washington
            Derrick       Washington
    B/M age 22 6’0” 135
    wearing a black
    tall t-shirt, dark
    blue jeans,
    possibly a blue
    NY hat, and
    black jordans. 


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                               Media Release No.  6 Tuesday,  January 21,  2014,  2:15 P.M., CDT

Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams  
                      Public Information Officer
                      Telephone No. (205) 254-6567

Cold Case Homicide Investigation Update

The Birmingham Police Department reports that cold case homicide detectives have charged a suspect in connection with a 2007 homicide investigation. The incident occurred on November 4, 2007 at approximately 12:46 p.m., at #4 Cotton Avenue Southwest.

The victim has been identified as: Howard Berstein, W/M, 51, of Birmingham, Alabama.

West Precinct officers arrived at the incident location to investigate a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers located the victim inside his vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene. Investigators exhausted several leads throughout the years but were unable to obtain the critical piece of information needed to identify a suspect.

On January 17, 2014, cold case detectives obtained warrants on two suspects after obtaining the necessary information that linked the suspects to this case.

The first suspect has been identified as: Richard Morris, B/M, 36, of Birmingham, Alabama. A Capital Murder warrant with no bond has been obtained against the suspect.

The second suspect has been identified as: Tiera Marchbank, B/F, 25, of Birmingham, Alabama. A Capital Murder warrant with no bond has been obtained against the suspect.

Both suspects are in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

A photo of the suspects may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at 1710 1st Avenue North.


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