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Convicted murderer seeking new trial

Acklin is on death row for the murders of four people. Acklin is on death row for the murders of four people.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A man on death row for the murders of four people is seeking a new trial.

A hearing for Nick Acklin took place at the Madison County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. It's an appeal filed following a death sentence.

Prosecutors said Acklin, Joey Wilson and Corey Johnson shot four people execution style at a home on University Drive in 1996. Investigators said the motive was a cell phone.

A judge sentenced Acklin and Wilson to death.

Johnson pleaded guilty and is serving a 15-year sentence. Another hearing for Acklin is set for August 29th.

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