Bill Baxley

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U.S. Supreme Court won’t review Toforest Johnson case

BY: - October 2, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review the case of Alabama death row inmate Toforest Johnson, whose 1998 murder conviction has drawn criticism from advocates and prosecutors, including a former Alabama attorney general. The justices dismissed Johnson’s petition for a writ of certiorari without comment. Johnson has other appeals pending. “The Supreme Court only […]

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In east Alabama, criminal cases over garbage linger

BY: - August 14, 2023

Alex Holloway said he gets nervous to leave the house.  For nearly three years, Holloway has had a pending criminal case against him in Chambers County, Alabama, over trash.  Holloway is not the first person in the county in fear over garbage. Last year, Valley, Alabama, police handcuffed and arrested 82-year-old Martha Menefield over failure […]

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Gathering for Alabama death row inmate Toforest Johnson draws 400 people

BY: - April 17, 2023

More than 400 people attended an event in support of Alabama death row inmate Toforest Johnson Sunday, hours before his attorneys filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The gathering at Highlands United Methodist Church in Birmingham was the latest in a series of events dubbed the Toforest Johnson Banner Tour that began in […]