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Claiming innocence, Alabama death row inmate seeks new trial

Sep. 09, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Toforest Johnson, 49, has spent half his life on Alabama’s death row for the murder of a sheriff's deputy, a killing he says he did not commit. Johnson’s attorneys asked the Alabama Supreme Court on Friday to “right a grievous wrong” and grant him a...

Alabama court sets Sept 22 execution for 1999 triple killing

Jul. 19, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A mentally disturbed truck driver convicted of killing three men in a workplace shooting rampage more than two decades ago is set to be put to death on Sept. 22, the Alabama Supreme Court said Monday. The clerk's office announced the scheduled execution date...

Roy Moore’s defamation suit against Baron Cohen rejected

Jul. 07, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

An appeals court on Thursday rejected a $95 million defamation lawsuit against Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen filed by former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who said he was tricked into a television appearance that lampooned sexual misconduct accusations against him. The...