The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld two felony convictions of a Gadsden man. William McKinney was convicted last April for the murder of Amos Jackson and for domestic violence by strangulation of Alanna Partee. Prosecutors said McKinney was dating Partee in August 2014 when he threw her down and began choking her during an argument. She survived and McKinney left the home.
The next morning, when Jackson, a family friend, came to give Partee a ride to work, McKinney showed up and stabbed Jackson multiple times, killing him. The judge sentenced McKinney to 10 years for the domestic violence conviction and 65 years for the murder conviction.