butch morris

Free man: Morris avoids 2nd murder trial
Published on Aug 27th, 2009
16 comments Dorothy McAllister and Earl Shifflett still believe Butch Morris murdered their baby brother. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Throughout the trial of Alvin Lee "Butch" Morris for the murder 21 years ago of...
Continued: No date set for Morris murder retrial
Published on Aug 3rd, 2009
2 comments Barbara Shifflett Morris, center, with supporters of her husband, Butch Morris, whose August 3 court appearance yielded no decision on whether he'll face a second trial for the murder of her first...
Deadlocked: Mistrial declared in murder trial
Published on Jul 14th, 2009
6 comments Barbara and Butch Morris. FILE PHOTO After listening to five days of testimony and deliberating for 13 hours, the jury in the murder trial of Alvin Lee "Butch" Morris today remained evenly divided 6-...
Jury begins deliberations in 21-year-old murder
Published on Jul 13th, 2009
2 comments Had he not been gunned down in 1988, Roger Shifflett would have been 60 years old today. After a week of hearing testimony, the jury deciding if Alvin Lee "Butch" Morris is guilty of Shifflett's...
Testimony ends in Morris trial
Published on Jul 10th, 2009
0 comments Lawyers finished presenting evidence Friday, July 10, in the first-degree murder trial of Alvin Lee "Butch" Morris for the 1988 death of Roger Lee Shifflett. The defense successfully impeached...
Morris trial: Police questioned veracity of statements
Published on Jul 9th, 2009
2 comments Police contend that a Salem Light cigarette butt links Morris to Shifflett's 1988 murder at the Southwind Grocery. FILE PHOTO On Thursday, July 9, the fourth day of the murder trial of Alvin Lee "...
Crime scene cig matches murder suspect's DNA
Published on Jul 9th, 2009
0 comments Two DNA experts testified in the fourth day of the trial of Alvin Lee "Butch" Morris for the 1988 murder of Roger Lee Shifflett that DNA found on a Salem Light cigarette collected at the now-defunct...
The tapes: Morris statements evolved
Published on Jul 8th, 2009
1 comments Detective Steve Huffman, now a pastor, read defendant Butch Morris his rights in 1988. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Long before Alvin Lee "Butch" Morris was arrested 20 years after the murder of Roger Lee...
Marital privilege: Ex-wife, son testify in murder trial
Published on Jul 8th, 2009
4 comments Commonwealth's Attorney Denise Lunsford and defense attorney AndrĀ© Hakes debate what's admissible testimony in the 21-year-old murder trial. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE On day two of the trial of Alvin...
Too long: Accused says 21-year murder trial delay unfair
Published on Jun 15th, 2009
0 comments DNA belonging to Butch Morris was found on a cigarette at the Southwind Grocery where Roger Shifflett was slain. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE At a pretrial hearing that stretched all day, the man...
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