ASHVILLE — An Attala man has pleaded guilty to the murder fees relevant to a vehicular murder in Steele final 12 months.

Joshua Vasser, 22, pled responsible to rates of Murder Reckless on Monday early morning for the killing of Coy Robinson, 79, of Steele on March 4, 2020. 

St. Clair County Assistant District Attorney Micheal Anderton stated that on the working day of the incident Vasser was driving a pickup truck on the erroneous facet of the highway at a high amount of velocity when he impacted Robinson’s automobile head on. He stated the incident transpired at 12:18 p.m. St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russel claimed Robinson was pronounced useless on the scene of blunt force trauma at 12:32 p.m., according to prior reporting from The Everyday Residence. Vasser was initially indicted for charges of murder Oct. 2, 2020. 

Anderton mentioned Murder Reckless is a cost made use of when someone is killed even though the suspsect is exhibiting behavior that could be regarded as reckless.

“He was working his auto in a reckless way and due to that recklessness, Mr. Robinson was killed,” Anderton mentioned immediately after the plea. 

Decide Monthly bill Weathington set Vasser’s sentencing hearing for July 8.

According to Alabama Regulation a conviction of murder is punishable by 10 to 99 many years or existence in prison. Vasser will confront an elevated minimum amount of 15 many years in prison due to the fact of a prior conviction, however.


Taylor Mitchell, Everyday Household reporter covering Pell Town.