Racism In Jail

By: Danielle Eldredge Email
By: Danielle Eldredge Email
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A state appeals court has ordered judges
to hold new hearings for two death row inmates to determine if
blacks were properly struck from juries in their capital murder
cases.

Brave local woman helped solve the case.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A state appeals court has ordered judges
to hold new hearings for two death row inmates to determine if
blacks were properly struck from juries in their capital murder
cases.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals issued the decision Friday
in the death penalty cases of Andrew Reid Lackey and David Phillip
Wilson. Prosecutors in both cases must show that blacks were struck
for reasons not based on their race.

Lackey was convicted in the Halloween night 2005 murder and
robbery of 80-year-old Charles Newman in Limestone County. Wilson
was convicted in the 2004 killing of a Dothan man who was strangled
with a computer mouse cord in a robbery at his home.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-11-05-10 1642EDT


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