Cases

Birdville man acquitted of murder, robbery charges

Jury finds Sebastian Sanchez Dubose guilty of third-degree theft of lost property

Mobile Register -- November 19, 2003

By Gary McElroy
Staff Reporter

A jury on Tuesday acquitted Sebastian Sanchez Dubose of murder and first-degree robbery in the shooting death of Sennie Taylor in the summer of 2002.

Jurors deliberated for 75 minutes before delivering their decision. [...]


Jury finds woman innocent in murder case

Mobile Register -- June 5, 1987

A 31-year-old Theodore woman who told authorities she was physically abused by her husband was found innocent of his murder.

After deliberating for almost three hours, a Mobile County Circuit Court jury found Jenny Sims innocent of murdering Paul Newton Sims who was shot in the chest on Sept. 5, 1986, at Mrs. Sims' trailer in Theodore. [...]


Mobile woman found innocent murder charge

Mobile Register -- October 2, 1987

A 36-year-old woman accused of killing her brother-in-law by shooting him in the back was found innocent of the murder Thursday.

A Mobile County Circuit Court jury deliberated for about 35 minutes before finding Marian Patricia Purnell innocent of murdering Eugene Payne, 57, on Oct. 11, 1986. The trial before Judge Braxton Kittrell lasted one day. [...]


Chickasaw man acquitted of murder

Jury finds that Horace Bonner acted in self-defense when he shot Carlos Etheridge to death

Mobile Register -- April 3, 1997

Staff Report

A Mobile County Circuit Court jury acquitted Horace Bonner of Chickasaw of murder Wednesday in the Jan 23, 1996 shooting death of Carlos Elderidge, 19.

Following a two-day trial, jurors deliberated briefly Tuesday and most of Wednesday before returning the verdict that found Bonner, 22, acted in self-defense when he shot Elderidge.

Defense attorney Donald E. "Skip" Brutkiewicz, Jr. said Elderidge had carjacked Bonner, burned his car, threatened to kill him and, the day before the fatal shooting, had shot at Bonner. [...]


Bucks man acquitted of assault charge

Mobile Register -- December 9, 2000

By Gary McElroy
Staff Reporter

A Bucks man who was convicted in September of second-degree assault was found not guilty of the charge by a new jury Friday following his second trial.

Mobile County jurors returned to Circuit Judge Edward McDermott's courtroom to announce the acquittal around noon, after deliberating nearly three hours. [...]


Murder defendant pleads guilty to manslaughter, walks

Jurors were unable to conclude whether Gamble was guilty of slaying of Horace Tyrone Joiner

Mobile Register -- April 17, 2003

By Gary McElroy
Staff Reporter

Shortly after jurors in Angela Marie Gamble's murder trial announced they were deadlocked Wednesday, the 19-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Gamble's plea came in the wake of an agreement worked out between her attorney, Skip Brutkiewicz, and Assistant District Attorney John Furman, who prosecuted her through two days of testimony. Jurors had deliberated six hours before announcing that they could not agree on a verdict.

Under the terms of the plea bargain, Mobile County Circuit Judge Joseph "Rusty" Johnston sentenced Gamble to 15 years in prison, then suspended it to the time she has already served -- about 10 months --and placed her on five years of probation. He then ordered her released from Mobile County metro jail. [...]