Attorney General Seeks the Death Penalty

Alabama Attorney General Troy King says he plans to ask a Crenshaw County judge to override a jury’s recommendation and sentence 25-year-o9ld Westley Devon Harris to death.

On June 14th, Harris was convicted of Capital Murder in the killing of six members of his then-girlfriend’s family at their farm in Rutledge in August 2002. On June 16th, a jury recommended that Harris be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, on a 7-to-5 vote.

In a statement issued on June 17th, King said the mass murders were among the worst in Alabama in modern times and demands that Harris die for his crimes.

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