Murder Convict’s Appeal Dismissed

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Murder convict, Atlee Alexander will have to serve out his full sentence after the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal to reduce his sentence this afternoon.

 

Alexander killed a pregnant mother and her two pre-teen daughters when he deliberately set fire to their home in 1997.

 

The convict had initially received a mandatory death sentence for the crime but the execution was stayed two days before it was to be carried out.

 

Since then mandatory sentences of death were ruled unconstitutional.

 

In 2016, during a resentencing hearing, Alexander received a new sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of early release after 42 years.

 

The appellant’s lawyer argued the breaches of his client’s constitutional rights should have resulted in a more lenient sentence.

 

The panel of Court of Appeal Justices disagreed however and the sentence was upheld since they could find no error in the ruling of the sentencing judge.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. what a WICKED, COARDLY, SICKENING, EVIL, HEART-WRENCHING, HEARTLESS, SOUL-LESS, INHUMANE act carried out against three (3) human beings. How dare he even choose to appeal.

  2. It had to take strong nerve to be a defense attorney because I can’t see how I would even try to get this monster back on the street.

  3. Glad they did not carry out the sentence of death.Death is too easy for a cold evil person like him.. He needs to live a long and terrible life right where he is in PRISON.. How can he ever be thinking of been released? He must be insane.

  4. The man was never even there when that happen n he get blamed cuz he was in an argument with the woman get ut new right before blaming ……the girl was pregnant with his child his first child y would he kill her????

    • I remember this like yesterday he used to beat this lady relentlessly he was an evil man and probably still is he did set the house on fire and killed these girls the said baby burned inside the woman and one the daughter got away with so much scaring on her face and body! If u weren’t there you need to shut up cause obviously u have no idea what really took place

  5. I was in the court room when he told the judge if you release me I will kill her. Then few weeks later he did it. Smh he needs to rot in prison.

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