Criminal Law

A Trial Is Set for the 1999 Murder of Two Alabama Teens

A trial is scheduled next year in the capital murder of two Alabama teenagers who were found in the trunk of a car in 1999.

Circuit Judge William H. Filmore has set May 2, 2022, as the start for the trial of Coley McCraney, 47, who was arrested in March 2019 for the shooting deaths of J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett, al.com reported.

Police said they identified McCraney as a suspect after using genetic genealogy techniques on crime scene DNA. They said subsequent testing indicated McCraney’s DNA was a match.

McCraney’s wife and his defense lawyers have said McCraney is innocent.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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