Alabama court lets 2 capital convictions stand

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals is refusing challenges filed by two death row inmates convicted of murder.

Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 7:41 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals is refusing challenges filed by two death row inmates convicted of murder.

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The judges on Friday upheld the conviction and death sentence of Jordaan Stanly Creque. He was convicted of killing Jeffrey Mark Graff and Jessie Jose Aguilar during the robbery of a Krystal restaurant in Decatur in 2011.

The court rejected claims including one that Creque was interrogated in violation of his constitutional rights.

The appellate court also upheld a lower court decision refusing a challenge by David Dewayne Riley. He was convicted of capital murder in Lauderdale County in the 2007 killing of store clerk Scott Michael Kirtley during a robbery.

The judges rejected Riley's claim that a court improperly used a proposed order by prosecutors in refusing his appeal.

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