Alabama Court of Appeals upholds murder conviction

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the case of a Selma man

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson announced over the weekend that John Jones’ capital murder conviction was upheld by the Court of Criminal Appeals.

Jones and his co-defendant Larry Hunter, robbed Alexis Hunter and her friend of their cellphones on Dec. 21, 2013 near the tennis courts of Selma High School. Alexis Hunter was shot in the head.

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Jackson credited Assistant District Attorneys, Jimmy Thomas, Brian Jones and Shemika Dudley for working the case.

““Jones will spend the rest of his life in prison, another gunslinger has been taken off the streets in Selma,” Jackson said.

Larry Hunter, 22, was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The Alabama Court of Appeals affirmed his case last July.