Capital Murder Conviction Upheld for Houston County Man

The Alabama Court of criminal appeals has upheld the conviction and death sentence of a Houston County man who murdered his wife.

Michael Sale, 52, was originally charged with domestic violence after his wife was taken to a hospital in May of 2005.

48-year-old Lynn Sale died two weeks later.

Prosecutors argued that Sale held his wife against her will for about a month and that during that time she was beaten and tortured.

In his appeal, Sale argued that a mistrial should have been declared when his attorney became ill during the trial.

He claimed the trial should have been moved because of all the publicity surrounding the case.

The appeals court disagreed with Sale's claims and upheld his conviction and death sentence.


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  • by rolande Location: columbia on Apr 7, 2008 at 08:33 PM
    why should we waste tax payers money for death row inmates. The evidents proved he killed her so put him to death, already.
  • by Michael Location: Midland city on Apr 7, 2008 at 05:41 PM
    I know Michael Sales and all I can say is I want to pull the lever when it is his time. But that is the easy way out what he did to Lynn was cruel and unusual punishment but he thought it wasn't. I say do to him that which he did to Lynn an eye for an eye is what my Bible says. Sales you deserve this and more. Death to him I say
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