Grand jury charges 2 charges related to Birmingham homicide
Extract from the Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – A Jefferson County grand jury indicted two people with homicide-related charges on March 4, 2021.
Jatavius Jamar Foster, 32, and Iesa Collins, 36, were charged with body abuse and arson, while Collins was also charged with murder.
The couple are accused of killing Terrence Jerome Hardy, 39, and then attempting to burn his body to cover up the crime. Hardy was found dead in his apartment in Wood Station Place on March 4.
The indictments were filed on Friday September 24 and made public on Thursday September 30.
Foster was arrested later in March and remains in Jefferson County Jail on $ 75,000 bail. Collins remains behind bars on $ 175,000 bail.
Hardy was found dead in his apartment on March 4.
Birmingham police officers and fire and rescue workers responded shortly after 9:30 p.m. on the night of the murder to a report of an apartment fire in block 100 of the apartment complex where Hardy lived. After the fire was extinguished, firefighters found Hardy unconscious inside the apartment.
Investigators say he was shot before being set on fire.
No trial date has been set and no motive has been given for the murder.