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Mobile man convicted of shooting estranged wife, her lover sentenced to life without parole

Mobile man convicted of shooting estranged wife, her lover sentenced to life without parole

Derrick Penn was arrested and charged with the capital murder of his estranged wife and her new boyfriend on May 27, 2009. After being sentenced to death in 2011, his case was appealed in 2014 and is being retried in 2017.(Mobile Metro Jail) A Mobile man was sentenced to life without parole for the shooting death of his wife and brutal, fatal assault of her lover. According to the Mobile District attorney’s office, however, the jury assigned to the case recommended the man be sentenced to death.

Derrick Penn, charged with capital murder in the double-homicide in 2009, was originally sentenced to death in 2011. However, the case was appealed in 2014 , after law advocates honed in on a court order that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals eventually deemed to have been introduced as evidence in the case illegally. During the opening statements of the retrial in October 2017, the prosecution told jurors that their case would reveal Derrick Penn entered the home of his estranged wife Janet Penn, after numerous knocks at her door and calls to her house phone. He then engaged in a scuffle with her, choking her. Janet Penn’s daughter was able to create […]

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