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Convicted Huntsville murderer's appeal denied

John Clayton Owens is serving a life sentence for killing an elderly Huntsville woman in 2011.

Posted: Jan 12, 2018 2:17 PM

A man serving a life sentence for a Huntsville murder has been denied a new trial.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals denied a rehearing for John Clayton Owens Friday.

Owens, 34, is serving a life sentence for capital murder in the 2011 murder of Doris Richardson, 91. Police said Owens strangled Richardson in her home on Bide-A-Wee Drive and then took items from her house. 

Owens is being held in the St. Clair Correctional Facility. 

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