п»їCASE SHORT FOR THE WINDSOR Sixth is v. STATE OF ALABAMA
WINDSOR V. CONDITION OF ALABAMA
683 So. 2d 1021 (1994)
Contencioso History: Harvey Lee Windsor was convicted of capital murder beneath В§В 13-A-5-40 (a)(2), Code of Alabama 75. The court unanimously advised the loss of life penalty and the trial courtroom accepted the jury's suggestion and sentenced the appellant to loss of life by electrocution. Windsor in that case appealed the conviction and sentence for the Court of Criminal Appeals. Facts: Harvey Lee Windsor and Lavon Gunthrie were charge of the offense of robbery and murder of Rayford Howard in his shop in St Clair County. The appellant appealed the conviction and sentence for the Court of Criminal Is attractive. The courtroom reversed the conviction and remanded for a new trial, holding the fact that prosecutor had improperly reported Windsor's failing to testify at trial and holding that the circuit clerk's practice of excusing potential jurors to whom jury service could prove troublesome constituted reversible error. Problems:
(1) Would Windsor's trial and dedication violate his rights beneath the Fifth and Fourteenth Change? (2) Did the prosecutor make poor comments during his closing argument that made a positive change on how the truth was made the decision?
6th Amendment вЂ“ Protection from Self-Incrimination
Fourteenth Change вЂ“ Thanks Process Term
Washington versus. State, 259 Ala. 102
Stephens versus. State, sixty five So. 2d 704
Ala. Crim. Software 1990, 580 So. second 26
Examination: The Appellant argues that he was refused a fair and impartial trial because in respect to him, the practice of enabling the clerk's office staff to justification jurors triggered certain classes of jurors being under-represented. " The trial court's statement throughout the hearing that this had not truly excused some of these potential jurors at that time. Which in light from the reasons provided by the jurors who were excused and the number of jurors leftover on the -panel prior to voir dire, no reversible error occurred. вЂќ The Court of...