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Alabama Court of Appeals Upholds Murder and Rape Conviction

Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the murder and first-degree rape convictions of Shawn McClain.  McClain, 31, of Georgiana, was convicted in the Butler County Circuit Court in August of 2015 for the rape and murder of Dorothy Leatherwood. The record at the trial indicated that in 2012, McClain earned money by…