2 charged with reckless murder in boy’s death

Published 12:06 am Friday, July 26, 2013

From The Brewton Standard

BREWTON – Two people have been charged with murder in a fatal wreck that killed a 13-year-old boy in Brewton Monday night.

The driver of the truck, Earl Dickerson, 33, of East Brewton, and his adult passenger, Angela Robinson, have both been charged with reckless murder in the incident. Robinson’s son, Nicholas, was killed, and a second child, Anasia Brazile, was critically injured.

Dickerson was driving a pickup truck on Travis Road Monday evening when the truck left the road, hit a utility pole and overturned, state troopers have said. Nicholas was thrown from the back of the truck, officials have said.

A warrant for Dickerson’s arrest statee that he allegedly operated and wrecked the truck while speeding, while Nicholas was an unrestrained passenger and while Dickerson was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The warrant for Angela Robinson’s arrest stated that she allegedly allowed her son to ride unrestrained in the bed of the speeding truck, and that she was also allgedly under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

In Alabama, it is not illegal to ride in the bed of a pickup truck; however, Alabama law states that children under the age of 16 must be restrained in a motor vehicle.

Thursday, Anasia remained hospitalized in Pensacola, her mother, Terri Thomas, said Thursday.

Two other children — Angela Robinson’s daughter, Sierra, and Thomas’ son — were riding in the cab of the truck with Dickerson and Angela Robinson, Thomas said Thursday. They received minor injuries, as did Dickerson and Robinson.

Nicholas Robinson’s funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home in Brewton.