Westley Devon Harris Sentencing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Crenshaw County man will learn his fate today at a sentencing hearing in Luverne.

Twenty-five-year-old Westley Devon Harris was convicted June 14 of capital murder in the killing of six members of his then-girlfriend's family at their farm in Rutledge in August 2002.

Two days later, a jury recommended that Harris be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

But Alabama Attorney General Troy King asked Circuit Judge Ed McFerrin to override the recommendation and sentence Harris to death. King previously said the mass murders were among the worst in Alabama in modern times and demands that Harris die for his crimes.

The hearing is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Monday.

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