Webb Man Found Guilty of Capital Murder

Published: Mar. 15, 2006 at 3:35 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 24, 2006 at 2:39 PM CST
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A Webb man accused of physically and emotionally terrorizing his wife until she died in a hospital was found guilty on Tuesday of capital murder in her death.

50-year-old Michael Sale showed no emotion as the Houston County jury read the verdict. The jury is expected to decide on Wednesday if it will recommend death or life in prison without parole for Sale. His wife, Lynn Sale, died 15 days after he called 9-1-1 and had her admitted to a Dothan hospital with several injuries, including gangrene, bruises and bite marks. District Attorney Doug Valeska said in court that Michael Sale deserved death.

Defense attorney Michael Crespi asked the jury to recommend life in prison without parole. He told the jury during the trial that Michael Sale gave food, water and medicine to his wife before eventually calling 9-1-1.

Courtesy: Alabama Associated Press