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Julian Morris’s lawyers issue statement as police still search for him; BPD responds

Julian Morris’s lawyers issue statement as police still search for him; BPD responds

The ongoing manhunt by Birmingham Police for Julian Morris, a person of interest in connection with the death of Deundray Cottrell, has prompted Attorney Victor Revill, Esq., to issue the following press release on behalf of his client.

“Mr. Morris is a college-educated veteran who loyally served his country as a Marine. He has no prior convictions for either misdemeanor or felony. Despite the misrepresentations being spread about him in this situation, he loved Deundray Cottrell and is currently grieving the death of his beloved wife. Mr. Morris also wants answers and awaits those answers after a thorough investigation is completed. On the advice of his attorney, he will not be making any further statements at this time.”

Officer Truman Fitzgerald of the Birmingham Police Department issued a statement to the media at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, stating:

“Good evening media partners, Julian Morris was the last person to see and/or hear from Deundray Cottrell prior to his disappearance. He is currently a “person of interest” in this investigation, meaning we believe he has critical information in this case. Julian Morris was seen by and spoke with BPD officers BEFORE Deundray’s body was discovered. Since Deundray Cottrell’s body was discovered, Julian Morris, his family, and his legal counsel have NOT spoken with BPD detectives. BPD respects Julian Morris’ wishes not to make a statement. We appreciate the community’s support for Deundray and his family as the BPD Homicide Unit continues to seek justice in the Deundray Cottrell murder investigation.”

Further information will follow as it becomes available.

Morris is a graduate of Dover High School, class of 2011. Click here to read the previous story.

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