The murder conviction of Charles C. McCrory, 64, of Andalusia, was upheld by the Court of Criminal Appeals on December 9.

McCrory was originally convicted in 1987 in connection with the November 1, 1985, brutal death of his estranged wife, Julie. The victim had been stabbed multiple times and beaten.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said at the time of Julie's death, McCrory had been having an affair and knew of her injuries, "which would not have been readily apparent to even those present at the crime scene."

McCrory's attorneys recently claimed they had new evidence but that evidence was rejected by both the trial court and the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

“Charles McCrory had his day in court more than 30 years ago,” said Marshall. “The recent evidence presented to the Court was neither newly discovered nor factual. Mr. McCrory will not escape justice for the murder of his wife.”

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