FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2016
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
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AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES THAT COURT OF CRIMINAL
APPEALS UPHOLDS MADISON COUNTY MURDER CONVICTION
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama
Court of Criminal Appeals last Friday upheld the murder conviction of William Barrett
Slade. Slade, 34, of Huntsville, was convicted in Madison County Circuit Court in May of
2015 for the murder of Henry Woods.
Evidence presented at trial showed that on the morning of March 19, 2013, Slade
approached Henry Wood, who was walking in front of his house, and shot him, allegedly
in retribution for an earlier robbery.
The case was prosecuted at trial by Madison County District Attorney Robert
Broussard’s office. Slade was sentenced to life imprisonment. Slade subsequently sought
to have his conviction reversed on appeal.
The Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Section handled the case during the
appeals process, arguing for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals to affirm the
conviction. The Court did so in a decision issued on Friday, April 22.
Attorney General Strange commended Assistant Attorney General Kristi Wilkerson
of the Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Section for her successful work in this case.
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