LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – According to recently filed court documents, a man suspected of murdering his ex-girlfriend during a domestic fight has asked to be tried as a juvenile offender.
Antonio Terrell Burks, who turned 21 on August 14, was 19 years old when he was arrested and charged with capital murder for allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend, Chi Ari-Hasan McDade, 22.
According to Limestone County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) investigators, the incident occurred on July 28, 2022, in the area of SW Wall Street in Madison. According to them, the incident began with a domestic disagreement, which prompted Burks to pull out a revolver and shoot McDade.
On May 26, 2023, a Limestone County grand jury indicted Burks for capital murder. According to the accusation, he will be unable to post bond while awaiting trial.
McDade was shot in the face and sent to Huntsville Hospital, where she was declared dead, according to Limestone County Coroner Mike West. According to court papers, McDade was inside a vehicle when she was shot by Burks.
According to Alabama’s Title 15 Section 15-19-1(a), if a person under the age of 21 commits a criminal act and applies for Youthful Offender status (more commonly known as “Y.O. status”), and that status is granted in accordance with Alabama state law, he/she must give up their right to a jury trial if a jury trial was an option for the defendant.
Burks’ arraignment is scheduled at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, according to online court records.
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