December 6, 2013
A Houston County convicted murderer wants his sentence changed.
Shaber Wimberly was sentenced to death in three murders that happened in 1997.
He was 17 at the time.
In 2005, the US Supreme Court ruled that juveniles cannot be sentenced to death.
Wimberly's sentence was commuted to life in prison without parole.
In September, the Alabama Supreme Court issued guidelines allowing juvenile killers to be sentenced to life with parole.
That's what today's hearing was about.
The judge took Wimberly's request under advisement.
However, Houston County District Attorney, Doug Valeska says the "life without parole" option should not be applied to old cases.