Pair faces capital murder charges for shooting death of trucker at Alabama gas station

A man and a woman could face the death penalty for the death of a trucker found shot in his rig at a Citgo in Birmingham two weeks ago.

A man and a woman have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a long haul truck driver found dead in his rig at a Citgo gas station in Birmingham, Alabama, earlier this month.

Rodrakius Gray, 39, and Sheena Dixon, 26, were arrested yesterday by the Birmingham Police Department and charged with capital murder, according to AL.com.

Capitol Murder Charges

The charges were issued in connection with the death of 55 year old Ohio-based trucker Derry Anderson, who was found dead in the sleeper berth of his truck on May 16, 2018. Police received a tip about an unresponsive person inside a truck parked at the Birmingham Citgo on Bankhead Highway just before midnight. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Anderson’s body and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Anderson was delivering a load from Georgia to Arkansas when he was killed.

It isn’t clear why Anderson’s slaying warranted capital murder charges. The motive for Anderson’s killing remains unclear.

Capital murder charges are issued for a first-degree murder that is eligible for capital punishment in states that allow the death penalty.

Gray and Dixon are being held in the Jefferson County Jail without bond.

Investigators are still urging anyone with information on the shooting to call Birmingham police homicide detectives at 205-254-1764.