Local Man Sentenced to Death
Jurors in Gadsden are recommending the death sentence for a man convicted of killing his 20-month-old daughter. The jury unanimously recommended capital punishment today for Stephon Lindsay. The final decision is up to an Etowah County judge, who could still sentence the man to life without parole. Lindsay was convicted of capital murder in the 2013 death of his daughter Maliyah. Jurors heard him say on video that his so-called God "Yahweh" told him to kill the girl. Investigators have said the girl was partially decapitated with a small hatchet. Lindsay's attorney argues that the man is mentally ill.