FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2014
For More Information, contact:
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
Claire Haynes (334) 242-7351
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AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES MONTGOMERY COUNTY
MURDER CONVICTION UPHELD BY COURT OF CRIMINAL
(MONTGOMERY) –Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the
Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the murder conviction of
Chandler Lavecus Boone. Boone, 21, of Montgomery, was convicted in Montgomery
County Circuit Court in August of 2013 for the murder of Jederico Langford.
According to the evidence presented at trial, on August 30, 2011, a shootout
occurred in the Gibbs Circle neighborhood of Montgomery. Jederico Langford, the
victim, was present at the scene. Witnesses heard him say that he had been hit and saw
him try to run away. Langford fell, and as he lay on the ground, Chandler Boone went
up to Langford and fired five more bullets into his body. Two witnesses saw Boone
shoot Langford. Later, Boone bragged to his cousin, Josephus Boone, and others that he
had shot Langford with a Glock pistol as he lay on the ground.
The case was prosecuted at trial by Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl
Bailey’s office and former District Attorney Ellen Brooks’ office. The trial court
sentenced Boone to 50 years in prison, and Boone subsequently 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 the
conviction. The Court did so in a decision issued on Friday, September 26.
Attorney General Strange commended Assistant Attorney General John Porter of
the Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Division for his successful work in this case.
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