Ala. court upholds capital murder conviction
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld a capital murder conviction from Jefferson County.
a 4-1 decision, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals rejected
arguments from Anthony Lane that there were problems with his capital
conviction in Jefferson County.
But it said Circuit Judge Clyde
Jones' order sentencing Lane to death erred in finding that the murder
was committed for financial gain and it improperly considered Lane's
juvenile record. The appeals court said the trial judge must write a new
Lane was convicted of fatally shooting Frank
Wright at a self-service car wash in Birmingham on May 22, 2009, taking
his vehicle and setting it on fire.