Crenshaw Co. Murder Conviction Upheld
Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the murder conviction of Vincent Lovelace Lowe. Lowe, 43, of Evergreen, was convicted in May of 2015 for the murder of Albert Clyde Lee.
Evidence was presented at trial that on December 4, 2013, Lee and another man had finished installing a transmission in a vehicle when Lowe suddenly pulled up in his vehicle and started arguing with Lee. Lee told Lowe to leave, but Lowe continued to argue. Lee then walked away, and as he did, Lowe pulled out a revolver and shot Lee twice in the head, killing him.
The case was prosecuted at trial by Crenshaw County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer’s office. Lowe was sentenced to life imprisonment for his murder conviction. He subsequently sought to have his conviction reversed on appeal.
The Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Section handled the case during the appeals process, arguing for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals to affirm the conviction. The Court did so in a decision issued on Friday, September 2.
Attorney General Strange commended Assistant Attorney General Madeline Lewis of the Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Section for her successful work in this case.