December 9, 2013
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