Coffee County Sheriff Neil Grantham was shot and killed March 1, 1979. Now 28-years later, the man convicted of the killing and sentenced to die is still alive.
Sheriff Grantham's convicted shooter Billy Joe Magwood still sits on death row and it seems Maywood may never receive his sentence of death.
The crime rocked the small town of Elba, and Elba Clipper newspaper publisher Ferrin Cox says Sheriff Grantham's death continues to do that.
A jury ruled in favor of the death penalty for Maywood, but that hasn't happened yet.
The case has been hung up in the appeals process.
This past June, Federal Judge Myron Thompson ruled Maywood’s death sentence violated Alabama law at the time of the crime.
Alabama Attorney General Troy King says he plans to appeal this case to the 11th Circuit U.S Court.