Convicted Killer Seeks New Trial

A convicted child killer from Geneva County is getting another day in court.

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld an appeals court ruling for Steven Preachers.

The Samson man was convicted in August of 2005 of killing a toddler.

Prosecutors contended 21 month old Angel Whitley died after she was slammed head-first into a dresser because she would not stop crying.

Preachers was sentenced to life in prison without parole, but the appellate courts ruled he deserved a new trial because there was no minority representation on the jury that convicted him.

Preachers is being held without bond in the Geneva County Jail.

A trial date has not been set.


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  • by Hank Location: Enterprise,AL. on May 9, 2007 at 09:25 AM
    Why did the mother cover for him for two weeks.
  • by fred Location: enterprise on May 9, 2007 at 09:21 AM
    Where was the mother?Thats the million dollar question.
  • by Jim Bacon Location: Black,Alabama on Apr 18, 2007 at 03:35 AM
    This is certainly the kind of situation,that an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, came to Gods mind.
  • by Kathy Location: Slocomb on Apr 10, 2007 at 05:05 PM
    This jerk does not deserve another chance. Look back, where was the mother when this took place?
  • by Connie Location: Hartford on Apr 10, 2007 at 09:24 AM
    Why should he get another trial. Does that baby get another chance for a life? He should have gotten death. That is what he handed down to her.
  • by Amy Location: Dothan, AL on Apr 10, 2007 at 06:47 AM
    His lawyer was present for jury selection. He should have picked a minority then. Life without parole is too good for man that caused so much pain to my family.
  • by Jamie Stephens Location: Bonifay, FL on Apr 10, 2007 at 05:32 AM
    There was no minority representation at the home when he decided to beat this small child against a dresser with her head was there? What a wonderful "Justice System" we have!!!!
  • by Mike Location: Clintonville on Apr 9, 2007 at 05:59 PM
    What a joke. This guy has nothing else to do but sit around waiting while his lawyer goes through the appeal process. After all, all he has is time. Is it ever over?
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      by gale on Mar 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM in reply to Mike
      I AM THE MOTHER THAT HAD GONE TO GET US ALL SOME LUNCH.WHAT STEVEN DID THAT DAY WAS KILL MY DAUGHTER IN FRONT OF HIS OWN SON.ANGEL DIED ON MY DADS BIRTHDAY AND WAS BURRIED ON STEVENS SON CHASES BIRTHDAY.AND STEVEN IS BEING PUNISHED BY OTHER INMATES AND WILL NEVER KNOW WHAT FREEDOM IS. PROMISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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