A 29-year-old man, Daniel “Parker” Watson, has been formally charged with capital murder in Birmingham for the deaths of Tiffany Michele Hernandez and Jason Joseph Brown, both aged 40, Your Content has learned.
These killings are part of a series of four connected homicides that occurred in two Alabama counties.
On June 13, a grand jury in Jefferson County issued the indictment against Watson, as revealed in recently disclosed court records.
In addition to the Birmingham homicides, Watson is also accused of capital murder in the shooting death of Amber Manning, a 37-year-old wife and mother, and murder in the fatal shooting of Timothy Davidson, a 62-year-old.
The St. Clair County cases are still awaiting grand jury action.
Recently, Watson was transferred from the St. Clair County Jail to the Jefferson County Jail, where he is being held without bond. The indictment related to the Birmingham homicides was served to him on Wednesday.
Recognizing Watson’s indigent status, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Alaric May appointed an attorney to represent him, although a court date has not yet been scheduled.
The initial pair of slayings committed by Watson took place on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, in a residence located in South East Lake.
Hernandez and Brown were discovered shot to death at the scene.
In the early morning of the same day, Watson approached a Leeds police officer and confessed to shooting two people in Birmingham and two people in St. Clair County.
Law enforcement responded to a disturbance call at 1 Ivy Drive in Ragland, St. Clair County, at approximately 12:01 a.m.
Amber Manning was found deceased in the driveway, while Timothy Davidson was discovered inside the residence but succumbed to his injuries after being transported to UAB Hospital.
Around 6 a.m., Birmingham police received information from the Leeds Police Department regarding Watson’s confession.
Subsequently, officers entered a house in South East Lake and found the lifeless bodies of Hernandez and Brown.
While the motive behind these killings has not yet been disclosed, it is known that Watson had some connection to at least some of the victims.
Property records indicate that he shares the same last name as the owners and/or residents of the South East Lake home.
However, the precise relationship between Watson and the victims remains undisclosed, according to AL.