BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) –
The retired detective who investigated the double murder that put Jeffrey Borden on Alabama’s death row said he’s been there “too long.”
“He’s been on death row too long,” Eddie Deason said.
“Twenty-two, 23 years since this horrific act on Christmas Eve? If anyone deserves to die, I’m at peace with this,” he continued.
The detective recalls finishing a family dinner on Christmas Eve in 1993 when he was called to a crime scene on Rushton Street in Gardendale.
“It was just a horrific crime scene,” Deason recalled. “Three kids. …the sons and daughters of a momma laying dead on the driveway.”
Court records described Borden arriving at Roland and Juanita Harris’ home around 6:45 p.m. with the three children he shared with his estranged wife, Cheryl, the Harris’ daughter.
In front of the young children, court records detailed