Two AL Teens Charged With Capital Murder in Death of WWII Vet

By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Two teens now face capital murder
charges after a 91-year-old man died over the weekend.

Prosecutors say Clarence Dotson, a World War II veteran, was
attacked during a home invasion and robbery on Aug. 2.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Dotson had been in
intensive care at a hospital, and charges against the two teens
were upgraded after he died.

Authorities say Dotson's 85-year-old wife was injured in the
attack but has been released from the hospital.

One Montgomery TV station reports that an autopsy determined that Clarence Dotson died as a result of his injuries.

Another says the two 16-year-olds, Anthony Bernard Haynes and Courtney Devon Goines, are being held in a Montgomery County detention facility.

Alabama law prohibits the death penalty for suspects who are 16
years old.


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  • by laura Location: dothan on Aug 19, 2011 at 05:29 PM
    These 16 year olds should get the death penalty. They are the scum of the earth. The parents who raised them are low lifes too.
  • by Mandy on Aug 18, 2011 at 08:10 AM
    This is ridiculous and sad. What is the world coming to??? The two boys deserve the death penalty. They should not get away with it. If it weren't for people like Mr. Dotson, we would not have the freedom we do today. This is such a sad situation. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dotson family.
  • by tee on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:02 PM
    Typical,just look at them.
  • by kathy Location: hartford on Aug 16, 2011 at 11:52 AM
    What I realy like to say I cant say on here ,,, I am at a loss for words ... Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr Dotson ..... This man did not deserve this , nor did his wife ... what in blue carnation is going on these days ...????? NO RESPECT .....:(
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