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Monday, December 23, 2019


            Cameron Rayford shot Justin Rayshun on December 23, 2019. He previously pleaded guilty in the murders of two women found dead in a burned car on November 20, 2001. 

Cameron Rayford (Jefferson County Jail)

Man who pleaded guilty in killings of 2 women in 2001 is behind bars on new Bham murder charge
Updated Dec 31, 10:11 PM;Posted Dec 31, 6:10 PM
By Carol Robinson |

A man who previously pleaded guilty in the deaths of two women found dead in a burned car is now charged in another murder.

Birmingham police on Tuesday announced the arrest of 36-year-old Cameron Rayford. He is charged with murder in the Dec. 23 Roosevelt City shooting that killed Justin Rayshun Johnson and wounded another man. He was taken into custody by the department’s Crime Reduction Team.

Birmingham police and fire medics responded that Monday at 1:11 p.m. to the house at 5929 Martin Luther Avenue in Roosevelt City. Sgt. Johnny Williams said they arrived to find Johnson suffering from a gunshot wound.

Johnson was taken to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. A second victim was located near the scene with a gunshot wound to the hand and is expected to be OK.

Williams on Tuesday said the investigation showed the deadly shooting was the result of a verbal altercation.

Rayford was arrested in March 2012 and charged with capital murder in the slayings of Kimberly Roy, 29, of Hueytown, and Sandie Lyn Mitchell, 28, of Midfield. The two women were found in a burned vehicle on Nov. 20, 2001.

Birmingham police at the time of his initial arrest said people got tired of seeing a man they believed got away with killing two women walking the streets of Roosevelt City. Finally, they said, someone came forward in January of 2012, and helped investigators build a case against Rayford.

Investigators said a drug-deal-gone-bad led to the two deaths. Kimberly Roy struggled with drug addiction for more than 10 years, but her father said at the time of Rayford's arrest that she was a born-again Christian. Mitchell, her parents said, was survived by a daughter who was seven at the time of her mother's death.

In May 2012, Rayford was released from jail after posting $150,000 bond and fled the state. A year later he was arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Virginia for driving 100 miles per hour. Authorities learned that he was out on bond for capital murder and wasn’t supposed to leave the state of Alabama.

Rayford, who was 18 at the time of the 2001 killings, pleaded guilty in 2014 to a reduced charge of provocation manslaughter and drug trafficking. As part of a plea deal with prosecutors, he received a 20-year split sentence with four years of confinement. He was put on probation for the trafficking charge.

Because of time served, Rayford was expected to actually serve about 2 ½ more years behind bars upon his sentencing. It wasn’t immediately clear when Rayford was released from prison.

He had initially faced the death penalty. Prosecutors at the time said the case was settled because of witness issues.

Court records show Bessemer Cutoff Circuit Judge David Carpenter on Nov. 20, 2019 issued a warrant for Rayford’s arrest on a probation violation charge. The order did not say what Rayford had done to violate his probation and it was not clear if he had ever been arrested on that warrant before Monday.

Rayford was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on his new murder charge shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. He is being held without bond.


Birmingham man faced possible death penalty in 'cold case' deaths of 2 women; to serve 4 years in plea deal

Tuesday, December 17, 2019


            Alyaksandr Asipovich was reported to be executed by a gunshot to the back of his head on December 17, 2019 in Belarus. He was convicted of the murder of two girls. He was weeping when he was sentenced to death. One of his victim’s mother supported his execution.

Asipovich (pictured during sentencing) confessed to the killings, but has been sentenced to death. In Belarus, those sentenced to death are forced to kneel before being shot by a state executioner in the back of the head

Hammer killer is executed with a gunshot to the back of the head for murdering two women he met at a nightclub in Belarus
·         Alyaksandr Asipovich met two women  in a nightclub in Babruysk, Ukraine 
·         He murdered 27-year-old Alesya Klimava by hitting her 77 times with a hammer
·         Her friend Krystsina Krushkina had been stabbed multiple times moments later
·         Asipovich was executed by a single shot to the back of the head, it is reported


Belarus has executed a 'beast' convicted of brutally murdering two women who he met at a nightclub.

Alyaksandr Asipovich, 36, had wept in a court glass cage after losing his appeal in May to spare him in Europe's only country still using the death penalty.

A subsequent plea for clemency to strongman president Alexander Lukashenko was also rejected.

Alyaksandr Asipovich, 36, had wept in a court glass cage after losing his appeal in May to spare him in Europe's only country still using the death penalty

Krystsina Krushkina, victim (right) with her sister Irina (left). Krystsina was stabbed 16 times in the head and neck by Asipovich having met him in a nightclub in Babruysk, Belarus 

Alesya Klimava, pictured, was beaten at least 77 times with a  hammer by Asipovich

The murderer was made the kneel and shot in the back of the head at close range, the customary method of state execution, it is understood.

His death in a Belarus jail was confirmed today by Olga Ivanova, senior state prosecutor Mogilev region.

Victim Alesya Klimava, aged 27, was stuck 77 times by Asipovich with a hammer and his fists, his trial heard.

Her friend Krystsina Krushkina, 26, died from multiple stab wounds.

He had met the women at a nightclub and persuaded them to return with him to his apartment in Babruysk city.

Shortly before they were killed, Krushkina had made a desperate call to Belarus police from the man's apartment to say they were barricaded into a bathroom and he intended to murder them.

Asipovich, pictured, wept when his appeal against his execution was rejected. He was shot in the back of the head in jail, according to authorities 

She gave the name of the street but did not know the number of the apartment block.

By the time police tracked down the right address, the women were dead.

Krushkina was killed from 16 stab wounds to her neck and head.

Asipovich, 36, had made plans to dismember their bodies, then dispose of the human remains, but police arrived before he could carry them out, his trial was told.

The killer confessed to murdering the women and showed police how he carried out the killings in a murder reconstruction.

But in his appeal hearing the Belarus Supreme Court he claimed the women had attacked and tried to rob him, prompting gasps from the mothers.

'I am asking to overturn the (death sentence) verdict,' pleaded Asipovich.

Kystina' smother, pictured, witnessed Asipovich receiving his death sentence following his conviction for the double murders. He had originally planned to dismember the bodies of both girls and dump them

But grieving mother Nina Klimava told the three judges: 'To me, he is a beast.

'This was such a horrible murder of my girl – 77 wounds.'

She had not been allowed to see her daughter's brutalised face.

'I did not even look at her to say goodbye – her head was smashed to pieces,' she told the court.

'He has not repented.

'He was a beast and he remains a beast.

'The girls called police, they begged for help… but he beat them to death.'

She attacked his plea to live.

'Tell me please, who deserves mercy? This man…..?

'My mother's pain will never stop, even if he is shot. As long as I live I will condemn him.

'I don't wish it to anybody, to face what I had to.

'I think the death sentence verdict is fair.

'The girls suffered so much, they begged him to let them go…'

One judge told her: 'I understand your emotions, please control yourself'.

Asipovich 'wept and asked forgiveness' in a glass court cage on hearing the verdict.

Asipovich had previous convictions for theft, robbery, malicious hooliganism and grievous bodily harm causing death.

Asipovich had previous convictions for theft, robbery, malicious hooliganism and grievous bodily harm causing death

Four men were executed in 2018.

No advance details are given on when executions are carried out.