Murder Conviction

Huntsville Officer Getting Paid after Murder Conviction Resigns

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer who remained on his city’s payroll for two months after being convicted of murder has resigned from the Huntsville Police Department. Officer William Darby left of his own accord. Darby has been on paid leave since his May 7 conviction for shooting a suicidal man who was holding a gun to his own head….

Officer Still Getting Paid after Murder Conviction

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer is still getting paid two months after he was convicted of murder. Huntsville officer William Ben Darby was stripped of his law enforcement certification after a jury May 7 found him guilty of murdering Jeff Parker, a man who told police he was suicidal. Darby is free on bond while awaiting sentencing Aug. 20…

South Carolina Man Convicted of Killing 5 Children

A South Carolina man has been convicted of killing his five children and burying them in Wilcox County. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson confirmed the conviction of 37-year old Timothy Jones, Jr. He had been on trial in South Carolina since April. In 2014, Jones killed his five children in Lexington, South Carolina, drove with them in his car…

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…