Capital murder conviction upheld on appeal

MONTGOMERY, AL. (WSFA) - Alabama Court of Criminal appeals declares the 2006 murder conviction of Kenneth Kevin Henderson.

Over four years ago Henderson was accused of killing 1 and injuring another.

According to prosecutors, Henderson drove over to the victims home the morning of July 16th 2002, and shot a .12 gauge shotgun in Jerry Phelps window.

Then, a short while later Henderson returned with more gunfire, injuring Phelps and his wife.

District Attorney Greg Gambril says that he is pleased with the court's final decision, "This trial lasted nearly 4 ½ weeks long and has been recognized as the longest criminal trial in county history.  I have never been involved with a harder fought trial than this one."

Following the conviction, the State did not seek the death penalty in accordance with the victim's family's wishes and Henderson was ultimately sentenced to life without parole by Circuit Judge Charles "Lex" Short.

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