Court of Criminal Appeals upholds Madison County murder conviction

Court of Criminal Appeals upholds Madison County murder conviction
Latransezon Tremaine Malloy (Source: Madison County Jail)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WAFF) - Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed a felony murder conviction in Madison County.

Latransezon Tremane Malloy, 23, was convicted in the Madison County Circuit Court on November 14, 2019, for the murder of Markia Kendall.

The evidence at trial showed that on the night of January 25, 2015, the victim, Markia Kendall, who was a paraplegic, was hosting a sleepover for his children and their cousins. That evening several men, claiming to be law enforcement, kicked in the front door in a home invasion.

The men were wearing masks and boots, three were armed with guns and one was armed with a knife. According to court records, the children were taken to a bedroom in the back of the house, heard gunshots and later discovered Kendall bleeding to death in the front bedroom.

Afterward, Malloy attempted to fabricate a false alibi for the time of the murder, which was discovered by investigators based on information from letters and phone calls.

Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard’s office prosecuted this case and obtained a guilty verdict. Malloy was sentenced to life imprisonment. Malloy later sought to have his conviction reversed on appeal.

The Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Division handled the case during the appeals process, arguing for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals to affirm Malloy’s conviction. The Court did so in a decision issued Friday, October 9, 2020.

Attorney General Marshall commended Assistant Attorney General Kristi Wilkerson for her successful work on this case, and thanked District Attorney Rob Broussard and his staff for their valuable assistance in defending the murder conviction.

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