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Recent Crime News
Thursday Feb 16 | via Alabama Live
Attorneys for death row inmate Robert Melson, the man convicted in the 1994 slayings of three employees during the robbery of a Gadsden Popeye's restaurant, say Alabama should not execute him until questions of "serious constitutional issues" regarding the state's lethal injection method and a "badly botched" execution are resolved. The court document filed with the Alabama Supreme Court earlier this month seeks to have the court delay the setting of an execution date for Melson. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 8 | via WSFA-TV Montgomery
Police arrested William Michael Rowe in the 2014 murder of Gary Stokes . Stokes was stabbed to death on his home's porch on Hartford Street. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 25 | via Alabama Live
The Alabama Attorney General's Office has asked the Alabama Supreme Court to set an execution date for death row inmate Robert Bryant Melson for the 1994 shooting deaths of three people during a fast food restaurant robbery in Gadsden. The request to the Supreme Court came from the Attorney General's office a few days ago, one court official said. Comment?
Jan 3, 2017 | via Alabama Live
The Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit announced three people were arrested this week as part of an investigation into methamphetamine distribution. Deputy Commander Phil Sims said the three arrested were Antonio Towns, 49, Thomas Minton, 40, both of Gadsden, and Morgan Hyfield, 35, of Gallant. Comment?
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