Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth will unveil legislation on Tuesday that would shorten the appeals process and “expedite” the appeals process for inmates convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. He will make the announcement in a press conference at 11:00 a.m. that day.
Killing an on-duty police officer in Alabama is still a capital offense in the state and it’s worth noting that capital murder convictions result in a life imprisonment sentence without parole or the death penalty. If Lt. Gov. Ainsworth’s legislation is passed and signed into law, inmates condemned to death will have a tougher time appealing their sentence.