Birmingham man not guilty in Southtown killing - 02-15


A Birmingham man who was tried a second time for a murder in the city’s Southtown housing project was acquitted after a three-day trial. Fessor Raynard Pearson was charged with murder in the December 2015 shooting death of 56-year-old James Morgan. Pearson’s trial began Monday in Jefferson County Circuit Judge Teresa Pulliam’s courtroom, and Wednesday jurors found the 34-year-old not guilty.