Under existing law, in a capital case, the jury may recommend to the court the sentence of a person convicted of a capital offense, but the court is not required to accept the jury's recommendation
This bill would prohibit a court from overriding a verdict by a jury in a capital case
To amend Sections 13A-5-45, 13A-5-46, and 13A-5-47, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to capital cases and to the determination of the sentence by courts; to prohibit a court from overriding a jury verdict.
|February 7, 2012
|Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Judiciary
|SB69 Alabama 2012 Session - Introduced