Supreme Court denies petition for convicted cop killer

Albarran was given the death penalty for killing a police officer.
Albarran was given the death penalty for killing a police officer.

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama Supreme Court denied Benito Albarran's request for an appeal.

Albarran was found guilty of shooting Officer Daniel Golden to death at a Jordan Lane restaurant six years ago. Albarran was sentenced to death.

A petition was filed in the case of Albarran VS the state of Alabama. Mark McDaniel, a legal analyst, said the Supreme Court initially granted Albarran a petition that said they review the case on two different issues. They decided to do away with the petition after reconsideration.

"Bottom line is this case has been affirmed in the Alabama court systems the death sentence that was given in this case. The Alabama court says you can carry that out," said McDaniel.

However, McDaniel said the case is far from over. Albarran's appeal will go to the Federal court system, then to the US District Court in Birmingham.

He can then appeal the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta and then the US Supreme Court.

All of which will be paid by Alabama taxpayers.

Copyright 2012 WAFF. All rights reserved.