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Alabama's Capital Sentencing Requirements

By Butler Cain, Alabama Public Radio

Alabama's Capital Sentencing Requirements

Tuscaloosa, AL – Westley Devon Harris is scheduled to be sentenced Friday afternoon (8/12/05). A jury convicted him of capital murder for killing six members of his former girlfriend's family. The jury recommended Harris should serve life in prison without parole. But Attorney General Troy King has asked Crenshaw County Circuit Judge Ed McFerrin to give Harris the death penalty. John Carroll is dean of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and has represented people charged with capital crimes. Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain begins their conversation by asking him about Alabama's capital sentencing requirements.

OUTRO: That was John Carroll, dean of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He spoke with Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain about the state's sentencing requirements for capital cases.

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