The guilty verdict in a deadly road rage case in Jefferson County was upheld by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals earlier this month.

Jermaine Curtis Boswell, 37, of Birmingham, was previously found guilty in the death of Michael Stevens. Stevens was shot and killed in Fairfield on September 16, 2017.

“The subsequent police investigation revealed that Boswell had gotten into an accident as a result of a game that the occupants of the other vehicle were playing with Boswell,” Attorney General Steve Marshall’s Office said. “The evidence at trial showed that Boswell had been in an altercation and resulting accident with the victim but, apparently, in a fit of rage, followed the victim’s vehicle and fired the fatal shots as an act of retribution.”

Another man was shot but survived. Fairfield Police investigated the shooting.

Boswell was convicted on May 31, 2022, but appealed the conviction. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder and attempted murder.

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