August 2012 Archives

More people using 'sleep-driving' as legitimate defense

In May, we discussed sleepwalking as a possible defense in certain criminal cases. In one instance, a man got in his car and drove 14 miles. He later strangled his father-in-law and beat his mother-in-law before stabbing them both. He said the whole thing happened while he was sleepwalking, and a jury believed him.

Brothers will get a new trial after 24 years behind bars

Unfortunately, there are situations in which innocent people in Birmingham and beyond are sent to prison. However, a recent story in the news shows that people who are wrongly convicted should not give up hope.

Former Alabama police officer faces sex crimes allegations

Despite a grand jury failing to indict him four years ago, a 61-year-old recently retired Alabama police officer has been charged with various sex crimes. According to one report, the charges stem from a previous investigation in 2008 when the man was accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl while he was working as a school resource officer.

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