Desmonte Leonard, the prime suspect in the shooting deaths of three men, including former Auburn players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips, has turned himself in to police custody.
"A Montgomery defense attorney said she arranged for Desmonte Leonard
to surrender after getting word that his family wanted her help. Auburn
Police Chief Tommy Dawson said the suspect was taken into custody at
7:57 p.m. by a U.S. Marshal at the federal courthouse in Montgomery.His surrender was a low-key ending to a search that included the
inch-by-inch scouring of the house by police armed with tear gas and spy
gear. Hours after police conceded Leonard had evaded them at the house,
Dawson said the suspect walked up the courthouse steps and surrendered
peacefully to the marshal waiting just inside.''It's been a trying case for all law enforcement involved,'' Dawson said at a news conference.Leonard, 22, is charged with three counts of capital murder in a
shooting Saturday night after a...