Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals

Murder Conviction Upheld For Man Jailed Years Without Trial

An appellate court has upheld the murder conviction of a man who spent a decade in jail before going to trial. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Tuesday that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld Kharon Davis’ murder conviction. A jury last year found Davis guilty of murder in the 2007 shooting death of Pete Reaves. Davis was…

Alabama Court Denies Rehearing Request for Ex House Speaker

Mike Hubbard takes the stand Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard Trial on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/PoolThe Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals will not reverse its decision upholding the ethics conviction of former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. The court on Friday denied Hubbard’s request for a rehearing. The court last month had affirmed…

Two Years Ago Today…Mike Hubbard Convicted.

He's still free on bond.

It was on June 10th of 2016 that a jury convicted the Republican Speaker of 12 of the counts against him, primarily using his elected position for his personal economic benefit. Hubbard called the investigation and prosecution a witch hunt and said he was innocent. He was sentenced to four years in prison, but has been free on bond as…

Former Speaker Hubbard Begins Appeal of Ethics Conviction

Mike Hubbard takes the stand Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard Trial on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News/PoolFormer Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard is appealing the ethics conviction that removed him from office. Hubbard’s lawyers filed the notice of appeal Wednesday with the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. The appeal comes after the trial judge…

State Court of Appeals Uphold Andalusia Man’s Murder Conviction

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the felony murder conviction of Eugene Wallace Black. Black, 55, of Andalusia, was convicted in August of 2015 for the murder of James “Nibby” Barton. Evidence was presented at trial showing that on the morning of May 2, 1994, Black and others discussed their need for…

Court Upholds Case of Man Convicted in Auburn Slayings

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a man serving life without parole in the shooting deaths of two one-time Auburn University football players and a third man. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the case against Desmonte Leonard on Friday. The judges rejected defense claims including Leonard’s argument that a Lee County judge erred when he…