Alabama Supreme Court won’t hear Huntsville cop’s immunity claim in murder caseRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Aug 09 2019 12:10 PM
The Alabama Supreme Court today declined to hear the case of Huntsville police officer William “Ben” Darby, who is seeking immunity from prosecution on a murder charge.
The state’s highest court denied Darby’s request for a hearing. Darby asked the court to hear his case after two lower courts denied his requests for immunity.
Darby is arguing he acted in defense of himself and others when he killed a man in an on-duty shooting on April 3, 2018. If granted immunity, Darby’s murder charge would be dismissed.