Death row inmate returned to Alabama

Published: Nov. 2, 2011 at 6:50 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2011 at 6:54 PM CDT
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After serving more than 18 years of a life sentence in Michigan, Alabama death row inmate Demetrius Terrence Frazier has been transferred back to Alabama where he's being held at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.

Frazier was convicted of capital murder in Jefferson County for the November 26, 1991, death of Pauline Brown.  The jury, by a vote of 10 to 2, recommended the death penalty. The trial judge agreed with the jury's recommendation and sentenced Frazier to death on August 8, 1996.

Frazier was arrested in Detroit, Michigan in March of 1992, on charges unrelated to the case in Alabama. While in the custody of the Detroit Police Department, Frazier confessed to the rape, robbery, and murder of Ms. Brown.

Frazier spent more than 18 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections, convicted in April, 1993, and sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of Armed Robbery, Criminal Sexual Misconduct, Felony Firearms possession, and Felony Murder.

As of November 1, 2011, there are 199 inmates on Alabama's death row.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Dept. of Corrections