Here are a few of the criminal law stories that occurred around the state of Alabama this past week:
- The latest development in the Mike Hubbard case has prosecutors motioning to limit the defense’s arguments. The prosecution also asked the court to keep the defense from calling special prosecutor Matt Hart as a witness. The prosecution based their request on a similar motion in State v. Moore.
- A Jefferson County man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend and killing his unborn child will now stand before a grand jury after probable cause was found in his preliminary hearing. He told family members in a Facebook message that he didn’t want to hurt the woman, just the baby.
- Birmingham Police arrested three men involved in illegal gambling on the west side of town. Two have been charged with operating the establishment while the other is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
- Decatur Police arrested an 18-year-old accused of selling drugs to a high school student. The student appeared to be under the influence of LSD in class, prompting an investigation. At the time of his arrest, the suspect (who had already graduated) possessed 1,000 Xanax pills, a large quantity of marijuana, more than a dozen Ecstasy pills, beer and an assortment of drug paraphernalia.
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