Authorities claim Alabama men were involved in July 2012 beating death

It can be difficult to hear about serious violent crimes. People often want swift justice for the victims. However, even people who are charged with some of the most serious crimes have rights. It is important that those rights are upheld in every criminal case.

Two Alabama men were recently charged with capital murder. Authorities believe the men were involved in a beating death in July 2012. The 54-year-old victim was reported missing by family members. However, his body was discovered last month in the Warrior River.

It is not clear what led police to the two men. Authorities say other arrests are likely.

Capital murder is considered to be one of the most serious crimes. People who are convicted of capital murder can face decades behind bars. They could even face the death penalty.

Because of the seriousness of the crime, Alabama residents charged with capital murder would be best served reaching out to an experienced criminal defense attorney for assistance. A criminal defense attorney has a solid understanding of the criminal justice system. They can advise people on the best course of action based on the specific circumstances of the case.

As we've discussed in previous blog posts, pursuing a plea bargain may be the best course of action. Under a plea agreement, an individual may plead guilty to a reduced charge in exchange for a less severe penalty. Others, however, may feel it is necessary to fight the charges in court in front of a jury of their peers.

Source: AL.com, "Two charged with capital murder in case of missing McCalla man pulled from the Warrior River," Madison Underwood, April 5, 2013

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