(WAFF) - Single-car wreck claims life of man
A 34-year-old man was killed in a single-car wreck late Wednesday night. The wreck happened just after 10:30 Wednesday night on Highway 231 near exit 36 in Lacey's Spring. Police say the man was traveling southbound when his car went off the road, hit an embankment and overturned into the median. Police say that the unidentified man was the the only person in the vehicle at the time of the wreck. The name of the man has not yet been released. Troopers shut down southbound lanes of 231 for more than an hour as they cleared the scene.
Jury to continue deliberating today
The jury began deliberations in the Eric Parker trial yesterday as the trial entered its sixth day. Deliberations began just after 4:30 Wednesday, as both the prosecution and defense wrapped up their closing arguments. Parker took the stand in his own defense. He faces a civil rights violation and is accused of using excessive force during a confrontation with an Indian grandfather, Sureshbai Patel, in February. The confrontation was caught on police dash cam, and the video shows Parker slamming Patel to the ground, partially paralyzing him. However, it was learned that one of the jurors may not be there for the full day. The juror has an afternoon flight scheduled, and the judge said they will not force him to miss that flight. If the jury has not reached a decision by 11 a.m. Thursday, the juror will leave and an alternate will have to fill in
Man who plead guilty of murder seeking new trial
One of the two men who killed several people in Alabama and Tennessee plans to ask the court for a new trial Thursday. This comes more than a year and a half after his guilty plea. Henry Burrell and Zakkawanda Moss killed six people and an unborn child in 2012. The murders happened at locations in Madison County, Alabama and Lincoln County, Tennessee. Burrell entered a guilty plea in January 2014. A judge then sentenced him to two consecutive life sentences. A source tells us Burrell will ask the court for a new trial because of ineffective counsel. Zakkawanda Moss was convicted of murder in November 2013. He is serving six consecutive life terms.