Dothan man convicted of capital murder in girlfriend's murder

Published: Oct. 20, 2006 at 6:39 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 28, 2006 at 11:44 PM CST
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A Houston County jury convicted a Dothan man of capital murder in the death of his girlfriend.

Jurors took less than an hour yesterday to find 36-year-old Heath Lavon McCray guilty of fatally stabbing 27-year-old Brandy Jean Bachelder, also of Dothan, on August 10th of last year. Jurors return today for the penalty phase of the trial. They can either recommend a death sentence or life in prison without the possibility of parole. Prosecutors said the victim was stabbed multiple times and strangled after she got into an argument with McCray in her mobile home.

Courtesy: Alabama Associated Press