McGriff Retrial

Defense attorneys will present their side of the case in the capital murder trial of a Houston County man.

A tape of the defendant’s confession to investigators was heard in the trial yesterday.

In that statement, 29-year-old Dennis McGriff admits he fired the fatal shots, but also claims he didn't intend to kill anyone he was only trying to frighten the victims.

Michael McCree was gunned down with a .44 magnum pistol in 1996 during a drive-by shooting in Ashford.

McGriff was convicted and sentenced to die for the crime, but last year, the Alabama Supreme Court overturned the case on appeal saying the original jury was not properly instructed before beginning deliberations.