Appeals court affirms death row inmate’s conviction, but ‘disturbed’ by former Alabama DA’s conduct

Artez Hammonds (ADOC) A federal appeals court has called a former Alabama prosecutor’s behavior "unconstitutional and unethical" in a 1997 death penalty case. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals describes former Houston County District Attorney Doug Valeska’s misconduct in an opinion issued in October. The court also said it planned to forward its opinion […]