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Court Upholds Conviction

An Alabama appeals court unanimously upheld former Klu Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry's murder conviction and life sentences.

He was convicted Friday for the September 15th, 1963 church bombing that killed four black girls in Birmingham.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals rejected Cherry's argument that the 37-year delay between the crime and his indictment in 2000 prejudiced his case.

Cherry was convicted in the bombing in May of 2002. He’s serving four consecutive life sentences.

He has maintained that he is innocent and that he is "a political prisoner in Alabama."


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