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Alabama Inmate Serving Life without Parole for Marengo County Murder Dies from COVID-19

Wilson Roosevelt Conner, a 47-year-old inmate who was serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence for murder out of Marengo County at St. Clair Correctional Facility (St. Clair) in Springville, passed away on July 17. Conner, who suffered from multiple underlying conditions including end-stage renal disease, was tested for COVID-19 on July 13 and subsequently transferred to a…

Montgomery Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing a Child

A Montgomery man is facing life in prison after sexually abusing a child. Authorities say Denardo Laster was convicted of rape, sodomy, and incest. They say because of Laster’s criminal record, he faces a mandatory life sentence without parole.  “Denardo Laster preyed on the victim’s vulnerability. He is a truly despicable individual who deserves to spend the rest of his…

Alabama Inmate Taken Off Death Row

An Alabama inmate who was twice sentenced to die has now been taken off death row. Marcus Benn, 40, on Monday was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the 2010 slayings of three people. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Tracie Todd said she made her ruling in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Florida’s death…

Montgomery Man Sentenced to Life without Parole for 2013 Murder

District Attorney Daryl Bailey announces that Elijah Frazier, 21, of Montgomery was convicted by a jury of two counts of Capital Murder. Frazier’s trial began on August 22. Immediately after the jury verdict, Frazier was sentenced to the mandatory sentence of Life Without Parole. Frazier shot and killed Keon Sankey, 29, on November 20, 2013 at the intersection of Burgwyn Road and Kippax…