10 years in jail and still no trial for murder suspect

2017-02-18 17:28


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Dothan - Kharon Davis is accused of fatally shooting a man in a drug deal gone wrong nearly 10 years ago in the American state of Alabama.

Since then, Davis has had four sets of attorneys and two judges on the bench. Co-defendants' cases have wrapped up. New prosecutors took over. And Davis appeared at several hearings.

But he's never had a trial. He's been in jail for nearly a decade, awaiting his day in court on the capital murder charge. He could face the death penalty.

Capital cases often take a year or longer to get to trial, but 10 years is rare. Experts say it could be unconstitutional.

Trial's now scheduled for September. Meantime, Davis is in disciplinary segregation in jail.

The victim's family is waiting, too. They want justice and say delays take a toll.

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