A jury found our client, Brady Echols, not guilty of the July 2019 murder of Alexander Earl Fitch. Our client acted in self-defense when Fitch choked his girlfriend, Destiny Jones, and punched him in the face. Believing his and Jones’ lives to be in danger, our client used a permitted firearm to shoot Fitch. He then called 911 immediately and cooperated with authorities at the scene of the incident.
Jones and other witnesses testified on our client’s behalf, and our defense team argued that the incident was a case of self-defense. Fortunately, the jury “took the time” to render the correct verdict.
“We are obviously very pleased with the verdict the jury rendered… We are very happy the jury took the time to look at the evidence.”
What Happened That Night?
On the evening of July 12, 2019, Fitch arrived at Jones’ residence to pick up the two young children he shared with his estranged wife. Fitch then took the children to his parents’ house in Springville. Concerned that Fitch was intoxicated – and that her children would be around a woman she was not familiar with – Jones decided to go get the children. She asked our client to drive, and the couple arrived at Fitch’s residence around 11 p.m. According to testimony during the trial, Echols and Jones got permission to enter the property and retrieve the children from Fitch’s stepsister, who also lived in the home.
Soon after arriving, Jones entered the residence and found Fitch, the children, and Fitch’s girlfriend asleep on a pull-out couch. She woke Fitch up and began to collect the children’s car seats. Witnesses testified that Fitch hit Jones during an argument. Still, Jones got both car seats into her car and went back for a diaper bag.
When she returned to the house, Fitch began to choke Jones. At this point, Echols approached the porch and asked Fitch to stop. Fitch released Jones and punched Echols in the face. Fearing for his life and the life of his girlfriend, Echols fired 3 shots to put an end to the incident and protect himself and his loved ones.
Although the prosecution argued that Fitch’s violent actions did not present a threat to life, the jury sided with the Revill Law Firm team, led by Attorney Victor Revill, and found our client not guilty of murder.
Our client had a right to defend himself and his girlfriend, and this so-called murder case was nothing more than an act of self-defense.
The Revill Law Firm Acts as a Voice for the Voiceless
Even though our client called an ambulance right away, did everything right at the scene of the shooting, and cooperated with law enforcement every step of the way, he was still charged with murder. No matter how many times our client said he acted in self-defense, the police and district attorney refused to listen to him.
In court, the Revill Law Firm was able to give our client a voice, and he was found not guilty by a jury of his peers.
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