Woods Convicted in Shooting Death
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – It took a Lauderdale County Jury seven and a half hours Friday to reach a decision of guilty in Tony Woods’ Capital Murder trial.
The jury of nine women and three men came to a guilty verdict of Felony Murder just before 7:30 Friday night.
Tony Woods was on trial for the July 2010 shooting death of his ex-wife Tammie Woods.
Prosecutors say that Woods intentionally shot his wife while she was driving away from his home on County Road 2.
Defense lawyers contended that Tony Woods shot his ex-wife in self-defense, and that she was trying to run over him during an argument.
Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Conolly says he is satisfied with the verdict and he plans to ask for the maximum punishment with the guilty verdict.
Felony Murder is a Class-A Felony, and with the use of a gun enhancement to the charge, Woods faces a prison sentence of twenty years to life in prison.
The sentencing date for Tony Woods is set for September 26, 2012 in front of Circuit Judge Gil Self.