FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 6 Tuesday,
21, 2014, 2:15 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-6567
Cold Case Homicide Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports that cold case homicide detectives have charged a suspect in connection with a 2007 homicide investigation.
The incident occurred on November 4, 2007 at approximately 12:46 p.m., at #4 Cotton Avenue Southwest.
The victim has been identified as: Howard Berstein, W/M, 51, of Birmingham, Alabama.
West Precinct officers arrived at the incident location to investigate a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers located the victim inside his
vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene. Investigators exhausted several
leads throughout the years but were unable to obtain the critical piece of information needed to identify a suspect.
On January 17, 2014, cold case detectives obtained warrants on two suspects after obtaining the necessary information that linked the suspects to this case.
The first suspect has been identified as: Richard Morris, B/M, 36, of Birmingham, Alabama. A Capital Murder warrant with no bond has been obtained against the suspect.
The second suspect has been identified as: Tiera Marchbank, B/F, 25, of Birmingham, Alabama. A Capital Murder warrant with no bond has been obtained against the suspect.
Both suspects are in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
A photo of the suspects may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at 1710 1st Avenue North.