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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 6:09 pm | Updated: 6:44 pm, Tue Aug 20, 2013.

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WAAY)-A hearing Monday for a man on death row, accused of a brutal murder in Scottsboro.

James Brownfield is trying to get his conviction and death sentence overturned. A jury found him guilty in the brutal killing of three family members in Scottsboro, on Christmas Eve 2001.

Brownfield used a hammer to beat all three victims to death. He murdered Latham Mccutchen, his wife Brenda and her three year old grandson Joshua Hodges. The family of those killed are tired of waiting.

Wanda Mccutchen wants justice for her murdered brother in law. "I think he needs to be electrocuted, they just let these people get by with killing these family members and they have proven and have the facts that he killed three people. And one was a baby" Mccutchen said.

During Mondays hearing, lawyers argued brownfield's original defense team could have done more to keep him off death row.

The Mccutchen family wants Brownfield's sentence to remain the same. "It's a waste of the tax payers money and he's been found guilty in court and its now time to do something about it".

The hearing could last five days at the county courthouse in Scottsboro.

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