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Battle Time On Thursday In Judge Anderson Court

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 24 2014 5:20 PM

HOUSTON COUNTY:   A courtroom battle will be this Thursday, 4th Floor Houston County Courthouse. The battle will be before Twentieth Judicial Circuit Senior Judge Larry Anderson.

The battle will be between Attorney Billy Joe Sheffield III and Douglas Albert Valeska. The battle will be in the case, State of Alabama vs. Andrew Osborne.

Osborne was convicted June 16, 2011 of Domestic Violence of his wife. Osborne has completed all sentences. However, Osborne has appealed that conviction and wants the chance to clear his name.

Osborne contends "ineffective assistance of counsel" on the part of Attorney Martin Adams. Osborne all contends that evidence that was to his favor was never turned over to his attorney by Twentieth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Douglas Albert Valeska.

Osborne contends that Valeska did not turn over medical records from Dothan ENT that reflected prior ringing in the ears of the victim. Osborne contends that medical records of Dr. Jacobs were blocked from the defendant receiving by Valeska. That after consulting with Dr. Jacobs the records were not turned over, Valeksa objected to the defense having the records and the defense should have had those records.

Osborne contends Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in that Adams failed to get the medical records from Dothan ENT, Dr. Jacobs, SAMC and CARE Ambulance.

Osborne also contends newly discovered evidence which reflect pre-existing conditions on the part of the victim. Osborne contends the injuries he is alleged to have caused, he did not in fact cause and medical evidence supports his position.


In the case of State of Alabama verses Andrew Osborne, a Dothan physician, there was a fight. Valeska even went into Dr. Osborne's bank account. Account information after the incident.

After conviction, Osborne was sentenced to community corrections. Valeska constantly monitored Osborne.

Valeska sought to have Osborne community corrections revoked under allegations Osborne went way off path from Troy to Dothan to eat. Valeska unfairly potrayed a Ozark restaurant. That even prompted Ozark's "whose who" to call and ask me to do articles on the business. Valeska's portrayal of the restaurant was unfair to the business that is good to Ozark.

Valeska sought an order and had a witness picked up in the State of Florida, placed in jail, brought in handcuffs, leg irons and belly chains from Florida to Alabama. Valeska wanted the witness held in the Houston County Jail pending a hearing to answer (1) have you had dinner with Osborne at a restaurant (2) and was Osborne ever at your house. That witness had never been served a subpoena.

Valeska was successful in am ankle monitor on the witness.

Judge Larry Anderson did place Osborne in the Houston County Jail for 24 or 48 hours.


Good question. The Alabama Medical Board did what they never have before. They had revoked Osborne's license to practice medicine. But after a full blown hearing, the Alabama Medical Board reinstated Osborne's license to practice.

As we understand, Osborne has completed all sentences and probation. However, Osborne wants to clear his name.


Twentieth Judicial Circuit District Attorney wants the death penalty for running a stop sign. Attorney Billy Joe Sheffield is a lot like Matlock from TV. He is very detailed.

Valeska jumps up and down and yells and calls people names. Sheffield does not care who he angers in the defense of his client. That includes everyone involved. He is going to defend his client.

Sheffield details everything. Valeska can not keep up with anything. He is like me, do not give him an original because he will lose it.

Judge Anderson, he maintains a level playing field. Neither side has an advantage over the other. Anderson hold the District Attorney and Defense Attorney to an equal standard.

Judge Anderson, if he gives a 5 minute break, at 4 minutes and 58 seconds you had better be in your chair and ready for the 5 minute bell. The attorneys better be prepared, know the business and ready to answer when he ask a question.

All any party can ask in court, is a level playing field. And with Judge Anderson, you will have a level playing field.

But understand, 50% will be unhappy with the Judge. Because he has to make a decision and that decision will anger 50% of the parties.

So if bored on Thursday and you have ever wanted to watch court drama in action.

9 AM, 4th Floor Houston County Courthouse.

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