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Prosecutors won’t seek death penalty in drug-deal killing of Huntsville teen

Prosecutors don’t plan to seek the death penalty if Huntsville capital murder suspect Terrance Rodgers is convicted of killing a 20-year-old during a drug deal.

Terrance Rodgers 

Rodgers is a Huntsville 18-year-old who admitted during recorded Madison County Jail phone calls that he killed Antonio Melson, according to police. Rodgers was arrested following the July 11 drug-deal killing of 20-year-old Melson.

Madison County Assistant District Attorney Bill Starnes said he met with Melson’s family members before deciding not to seek the death penalty.

“Among many other items, we discussed the penalties which might apply in a case of this nature and the thoughts of those present concerning that question,” Starnes wrote in court records. “In light of conversations…the state will not be seeking the death penalty.”

Starnes filed the notice in response to a request from defense attorneys Jake Watson and Shay Golden. The document

Read more at: http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2017/11/antonio_melson_terrance_rodger_1.html

Closing arguments set for Monday in Huntsville church double murder case


L to R: Anthony and Terry Jackson (Photo provided by church)

L to R: Anthony and Terry Jackson (Photo provided by church)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Both sides have rested in the double murder trial of Richard Burgin, who is charged in the May 2013 stabbing deaths of two elderly brothers working at the food bank at West Huntsville United Methodist Church.

The defense rested Friday afternoon without calling any witnesses.

Jurors spent part of Friday visiting the crime scene off 9th Avenue in Huntsville and the neighborhood around it at the request of the prosecution. About a block from the church, a Huntsville Police Department K-9 unit found a cup with Burgin’s DNA on it on May 21, 2013, the day Anthony and Terry Jackson were killed.

Near the cup, the police dog found

Read more at: http://whnt.com/2017/05/05/closing-arguments-set-for-monday-in-huntsville-church-double-murder-case/

Closing arguments set for Monday in Huntsville church double …


L to R: Anthony and Terry Jackson (Photo provided by church)

L to R: Anthony and Terry Jackson (Photo provided by church)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Both sides have rested in the double murder trial of Richard Burgin, who is charged in the May 2013 stabbing deaths of two elderly brothers working at the food bank at West Huntsville United Methodist Church.

The defense rested Friday afternoon without calling any witnesses.

Jurors spent part of Friday visiting the crime scene off 9th Avenue in Huntsville and the neighborhood around it at the request of the prosecution. About a block from the church, a Huntsville Police Department K-9 unit found a cup with Burgin’s DNA on it on May 21, 2013, the day Anthony and Terry Jackson were killed.

Near the cup, the police dog found

Read more at: http://whnt.com/2017/05/05/closing-arguments-set-for-monday-in-huntsville-church-double-murder-case/