Death Row Inmate and Others Pushing for New Trial


A group of religious leaders, attorneys and others say they'll ask the Alabama Supreme Court for a new trial in the case of a death row inmate convicted in the fatal shooting of a convenience store clerk. A coalition including "Law and Order" star Sam Waterston, National Clergy Council President Reverend Rob Schenck and others said Monday they believe a new trial could lead to the exoneration of William Kuenzel. Kuenzel was convicted in a 1987 murder and robbery in Talladega County and has argued he's innocent for years. Kuenzel attorney David Kochman and others have said evidence that could have cleared Kuenzel was suppressed until long after his sentencing. They say numerous issues including ineffective counsel and questionable witness testimony led to his conviction.

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