Mia Heard was shot to death in August 2018 inside her north Birmingham home. Police initially labeled it a domestic homicide but said there was not sufficient evidence to obtain a murder warrant in the case. (Facebook)
There will be no criminal charges filed in the August shooting death of a wife and mother inside her north Birmingham home.
Mia Heard, a 49-year-old mother of three adult children, died about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
North Precinct officers responded to the house at 1029 34th Street North on a report of a shooting. Once inside, found Heard suffering from gunshots wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived and pronounced her dead on the scene.
Birmingham police initially said Heard died in a domestic homicide. On Friday, Sgt. Johnny Williams said after detectives presented the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, it was ruled there was not sufficient evidence to pursue murder charges in her death. “The case of Mia Heard will be placed under unclassified death status,” Williams said.
No additional explanation was provided
Heard graduated from Ensley High School in 1987 where she served as vice president of her senior class. According to her LinkedIn profile, Heard went to work for UAB in 2007, most recently serving as the administrative assistant to the associate dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the UAB School of Medicine.
Friends of the victim described her and her husband as “the model couple.” Her mother described her as a “beautiful and loyal daughter.”