Man charged with throwing children off bridge has conviction - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Man charged with throwing children off bridge has conviction and sentence thrown out

Posted: Updated:

MOBILE, AL (AP) - An Alabama appeals court has thrown out the conviction and death sentence of a man tried for killing four children in 2008 by throwing them off a coastal bridge.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Friday that the trial of Lam Luong should have been moved outside Mobile County because publicity about the murders saturated the community. Al. com reports that judges ruled 4-0 to send the murder case back to Mobile County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say Luong killed the four children - whose ages ranged from 3 years to 4 months - by throwing them one by one off the Dauphin Island bridge and into the Mississippi Sound more than 80 feet below.

District Attorney Ashley Rich did not immediately return a call to her office Saturday.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • NewsMore>>

  • Channel 3 AM Forecast

    Channel 3 AM Forecast

    Sunny and warm.  Heavy pollen.More
    Clouds building late.  Light showers Tuesday.
    More
  • Warm today. Heavy pollen. Light showers Tuesday.

    Warm today. Heavy pollen. Light showers Tuesday.

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:31:26 GMT
    (WRCB) - Good Monday. As you head out this morning, temps will be in the upper 40s and low 50s. The only problem you might face this morning will be the extremely heavy levels of tree pollen in the air. The warm air will feel good, though. The high today should reach 78 degrees.Late today into tonight clouds will build, and we will see some light rain showers Tuesday morning.More
    (WRCB) - Good Monday. As you head out this morning, temps will be in the upper 40s and low 50s. The only problem you might face this morning will be the extremely heavy levels of tree pollen in the air. The warm air will feel good, though. The high today should reach 78 degrees.Late today into tonight clouds will build, and we will see some light rain showers Tuesday morning.More
  • UAW to appeal VW labor vote Monday

    UAW to appeal VW labor vote Monday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-20 22:23:34 GMT
    The UAW will present their case Monday morning at the Hamilton County Courthouse in front of a judge for the National Labor Relations Board.More
    The UAW will present their case Monday morning at the Hamilton County Courthouse in front of a judge for the National Labor Relations Board.
    More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.