Twin brothers charged with manslaughter in Summerdale homicide

By John Underwood / john@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 12/7/18

SUMMERDALE, Alabama — Twin brothers now face manslaughter charges arrested in connection with a homicide after a man was found dead last week near his home in Summerdale.

Aaron Alan Willis and …

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Twin brothers charged with manslaughter in Summerdale homicide

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SUMMERDALE, Alabama — Twin brothers now face manslaughter charges arrested in connection with a homicide after a man was found dead last week near his home in Summerdale.

Aaron Alan Willis and Brady Bruce Willis, both 28, of Gulf Shores were booked into the Baldwin County Jail facility at around 8:30 p.m. Monday.

In addition to manslaughter, Aaron Willis is being charged with second degree assault, probation violation, third degree domestic violence-harassment, and domestic violence strangulation. He also has detainers for hold with the Spanish Fort and Foley NCIC units. He is in jail on a $500,000 bond.

Brady Willis, who now faces just manslaughter charges after initially being booked on second degree domestic violence charges, is in jail on a $60,000 bond.

Both men are being charged in connection with the death of 45-year-old Walter David Powers of Summerdale.

According to a release issued last week by Summerdale Police Chief Kevin Brock, fire, EMS and officers with the Summerdale Police Department responded to a home at around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3 on County Road 83 in Summerdale for what was initially reported as a medical call.

“This call was found to be an act of domestic violence that ended with one person dead and another injured,” according to the release.

Powers was found dead outside his residence. The other injured person, identified as Powers’ fiancée, but whose name has not been released, found him unresponsive and called 911 for medical assistance.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office was called in to assist in the investigation and was able to locate the Willis brothers as persons of interest in the case who are reportedly related to the female victim.

“A preliminary investigation revealed that, overnight, two subjects related to the female victim physically assaulted both the injured parties,” according to release. “It is not believed that there are any immediate concerns to the public, as this appears to be a severe incident of domestic violence limited to the residents of this address.”

While both men have addresses in Gulf Shores, it is believed that all four of the individuals lived at the address. Reasons for the fight are still unclear. An ongoing investigation is being conducted.