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Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard Asks for Reduced Prison Sentence

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard – Photo from the Lee County Detention Center Former House Speaker Mike Hubbard is asking for a reduced prison sentence. Hubbard’s lawyers say his four-year prison sentence should be reduced since appellate courts overturned half of the counts. A jury in Lee County convicted Hubbard of 12 ethics charges in 2016. The Alabama Supreme…

Bibb Co. Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Killing Man in Argument Over Tattoo

A Bibb County man convicted of manslaughter has learned his fate. Charles Ryan Carroll was sentenced to 17 years for manslaughter. Carroll shot and killed Fonzo Cadell in an argument over a tattoo. Police say Cadell went to Carroll’s home to get a tattoo but Carroll refused due to being intoxicated. After an argument ensued, Carroll shot Cadell in the…

Two Men Sentenced to Prison for Roles in 10 Armed Robberies Across Central Alabama

Two men were recently sentenced to federal prison for committing multiple armed robberies across central Alabama, announced U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. On January 29, Marcus Greathouse, 41, of Opelika, was sentenced to 72 months (6 years) in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Then, on February 20, Branden Tyrone Matthews, 32, of Camp Hill,…

Former New Orleans Saints Star Faces Final Sentence in Drugging Rapes

LOS ANGELES (AP) -Former NFL star Darren Sharper’s tour of shame and punishment reaches its conclusion in the Los Angeles court where he first admitted drugging and raping women in several states. Sharper faces sentencing Tuesday for a pair of rapes about three years ago. The sentence marks the end of prosecutions in four states for the former all-pro safety…

Alabama Court of Appeals Overturns Death Sentence Conviction

An appeals court is overturning the death sentence of a man convicted of killing three people in southeast Alabama two decades ago. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday sided with Jerry Jerome Smith, who was convicted of killing Willie Flournoy, Theresa Helms and David Bennett at a home in Houston County in October 1996. Police at the time…