Court rejects appeal in killing of Ala. preacher
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A federal court has rejected the appeal of an Alabama death row inmate convicted of killing a Fayette County minister.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turned down arguments by Christopher Lee Price. The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/LcLrCh ) that Price argued that his attorney was ineffective and the prosecutor made prejudicial statements during the sentencing phase of his capital murder trial in 1993.
The 49-year-old Price from Winfield was convicted of the stabbing death of Bill Lynn, who was pastor of the Natural Springs Church of Christ.
He was killed with a sword and knife during a robbery at his home in the Bazemore community on Dec. 22, 1991. Lynn's wife, Bessie Lynn, was injured when she went to help her husband.
Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com