For Immediate Release:
August 22, 2023
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(Montgomery)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the convictions of Randy Earl Britford, 48, of Tuscaloosa, for murder and attempted murder. Britford was convicted in the Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court on December 21, 2021.
The evidence at trial showed that Britford had been married to the victim, Sheritta Taylor. On the day of the murder, they were estranged and had filed for divorce, and Taylor had obtained a restraining order against Britford. Britford had escalated the threatening behavior against his estranged wife and her boyfriend which resulted in Britford going into the victim’s residence and shooting Taylor and murdering her boyfriend, Jacquire Douglas.
Tuscaloosa County District Attorney Hays Webb’s office successfully prosecuted this case and obtained guilty verdicts. Britford was sentenced to life in prison and twenty-five years’ imprisonment, respectively, for his convictions. Britford sought to have his convictions 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 Britford’s convictions. The Court did so in a decision issued Friday, August 11, 2023.
Attorney General Marshall commended Assistant Attorney General Kristi O. Wilkerson for her successful work on this case and thanks District Attorney Hays Webb and his staff for their valuable assistance in defending the murder and attempted murder convictions.