Mother of man killed seven years ago begs DA to close case

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The family of Jordan Tyler Berryhill cannot understand why the case of the woman charged with his death has taken so long to be prosecuted.

Berryhill was killed in a car crash seven years ago, and the family is begging the Limestone County District Attorney to close the case.

It’s yet another festive season for the Berryhill family and her death is a reminder that the person charged with her death has yet to face trial.

Berryhill’s mother, Toni Barber, said she was upset about the delay in the trial.

“It’s been very heartbreaking, and he’s so loved and missed by me and his sister. He’s never met his nieces either… he’s just loved and missed,” Barber told News 19.

In December 2015, Berryhill, then 20, rode his Suzuki motorcycle with a group of other bikers as they rode home on I-565.

Berryhill crashed with a car believed to have been driven by Mary Jean Williams, 59, of Huntsville. Berryhill later died from his injuries. Williams was charged with reckless murder and driving under the influence, but for unknown reasons her trial was delayed for seven years.

“I had little to no communication from the district attorney about this case and Williams killed my son,” Barber said. “She has been walking freely for seven years, and we want answers.”

News 19 contacted Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones, who said Williams’ trial has been reset for March 2023.

Williams was released on bail just hours after her arrest, but Berryhill’s loss continues with each trial delay.

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“Since he left, it’s not been the same. Birthdays, Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. He was everyone’s joy,” his sister Taylor Duncan said. “Our whole family would get together and it’s not the same for any of us anymore. We are all separated and scattered and it’s just not the same.


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