Acklin, Convicted in Cell Phone Murders, Seeks New Trial

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Nicholas Acklin appearing at the Madison County Courthouse for an appeal hearing in August 2013.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A convicted murderer is back in a Madison County courtroom this week trying to get a new trial.

Nicholas Acklin is one of two men on death row for Huntsville’s cell phone murders, which happened in 1996, leaving four people dead and others wounded.

Attorneys for Acklin are seeking a new trial.  Acklin claims he had ineffective counsel during his original trial in 1998.

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting.  The hearing is scheduled to continue through Thursday.

1 Comment

  • alethea cox

    He does not deserve a new trial
    He killed innocent people over a cell phone he was a grown man we as adults no right from wrong I’m sorry about his childhood but must of us didn’t have the best of a childhood and don’t go around around doing stupid things

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