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Woman indicted in 2021 slaying of U.S. Army veteran who was fatally strangled with necktie

Johnnie Will Anderson III was found slain in his Homewood apartment on Sept. 10, 2021. (Contributed/Carol Robinson/

A Birmingham woman has been indicted in last year’s strangulation death of a U.S. Army veteran in Homewood.

A Jefferson County grand jury issued the capital murder indictment against 30-year-old Alexandria Nicole Davis on Feb. 10, and the indictment was made public Wednesday.

Davis is charged in the slaying of Johnnie Will Anderson III during the course of committing a theft of his cell phone, car keys and a debit card. Court records indicated he was killed with a necktie.

Davis has been held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail since her arrest in September.

Anderson’s decomposing body was found Friday, Sept. 10, at his home at the Park at Buckingham apartments on Aspen Circle. Authorities believe he had been dead for several days.

Davis was taken into custody Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Circle K on Lorna Road. She is also charged with attempted murder in the unrelated stabbing of another woman that happened in Birmingham on Saturday, just hours before she was arrested in Hoover.

The lookout bulletin for the suspect in the stabbing matched the description of Anderson’s missing vehicle. An officer spotted the wanted vehicle Saturday afternoon.

Both Homewood and Birmingham police also responded to the scene, and Birmingham police placed Davis in the Birmingham City Jail pending their ongoing stabbing investigation.

Birmingham detectives then charged Davis with attempted murder and obstruction of justice, claiming she provided them with a false identity. After the formal warrants were obtained, she was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $165,000.

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Homewood detectives obtained the warrants in Anderson’s death.

Davis had just been arrested on Aug. 30 by Hoover police on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. That arrest followed Hoover police responding to a reported robbery that turned out to be a civil dispute. Used needles and meth were found during that incident, according to court records.

Prior to that arrest, Davis in May had pleaded guilty to a 2020 theft of a Nissan from a man in Birmingham. As part of her plea, she was ordered to take part in the Deferred Theft Court Program, with the stipulation that she would have to serve 18 months in prison if she failed the program.

On Sept. 12, a judge ruled her non-compliant and issued a warrant for her arrest.

A trial date has not yet been set.


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