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Alabama death row inmate wants new trial

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Acklin's attorney said the killer appeared emotionless. Acklin's attorney said the killer appeared emotionless.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

An Alabama Death Row inmate wants a new trial.

Nick Acklin was one of three people convicted in the 1996 mass fatal shooting at a house on University Drive in Huntsville. Prosecutors said four people were shot execution style over a cell phone.

On Thursday, Acklin's attorney argued his client was taking the drug Xanax during his trial and the jury was never notified. Acklin's attorney said the killer appeared emotionless as witnesses testified and the jury determined his fate.  

Acklin, 41, said nothing to reporters as they walked into the Madison County courtroom. Thursday's hearing lasted nearly two hours. A new hearing to determine whether or not Acklin will be granted a new hearing is set for mid-December. Several of the victim's family and friends were present in the courtroom during Thursday's hearing.  

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