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Man Convicted In Huntsville Officer’s Murder Appeals Death Sentence

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Benito Albarran (WHNT News 19 file)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Benito Albarran, the man convicted of killing a Huntsville Police Officer in 2005, is asking the court to overturn his death sentence.

In his appeal, Albarran claims his constitutional rights were violated.  Albarran’s lawyers handling the appeal also claim their client’s trial lawyers were ineffective, and that an order to move his trial to Calhoun County was not handled properly.  The trial was eventually held in Madison County.

Albarran shot Daniel Golden, a Huntsville Police officer, outside of Jalisco Restaurant on Jordan Lane on August 29, 2005.

Albarran went to trial in 2008 and was found guilty and sentenced to death.  He is currently on death row at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer.