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Court rejects appeal by Alabama death row inmate

An Alabama appeals court is rejecting the claims of a death row inmate who's trying to overturn his capital murder conviction.

Posted: Apr 12, 2019 2:40 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama appeals court is rejecting the claims of a death row inmate who's trying to overturn his capital murder conviction.

The Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the conviction and death sentence of Justin White, who was convicted in the murder of Jasmine Parker during a burglary and sexual assault in Jefferson County in 2009.

Jurors recommended a sentence of life without parole, but a judge sentenced White to die.

White appealed, claiming a judge improperly used the words of a prosecutor in an order rejecting one of his claims. He also challenged a decision against providing him money to hire an expert to challenge evidence used in court against him.

The court rejected those claims, plus White's arguments that his attorney didn't represent him adequately.

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