The Tuscaloosa County jury in charge of Michael Be

first_imgThe Tuscaloosa County jury in charge of Michael Belcher’s fate has made their decision: Death.That unanimous verdict was handed down this afternoon to Belcher, 34, of Centreville. Belcher was convicted of capital murder Thursday for the 2015 killing of Samantha Payne.But Belcher’s fate is not yet decided, as Tuscaloosa County Circuit Judge Brad Almond is considering that recommendation when he decides Belcher’s sentence next month.It’s the first time in a decade Tuscaloosa County has sought the death penalty on someone in a trial.––FOLLOW THE TRIAL: Two Arrested for Capital Murder After Body Found Monday: Nov. 10, 2015Body Found in Forest Identified – Two Charged in Murder: Nov. 11, 2015Two New Arrests in Samantha Payne Case: Nov. 13, 2015Payne Murder Suspects Attend Preliminary Hearing: Dec. 23, 2015Two More Facing Murder Charges in Heinous 2015 Killing: May 21, 2018Man Pleads Guilty With Possibility of Parole in 2015 Murder of Samantha Payne: Nov. 6, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Witnesses Testify, Trial Continues Tuesday: Nov. 9, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Man Who Pleaded Guilty Testifies: Nov. 13, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Woman Who Pleaded Guilty Testifies Against Two on Trial: Nov. 14, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Jury Will Reconvene to Settle on Verdict: Nov. 16, 20182 on Trial in Samantha Payne Murder Found Guilty: Nov. 19, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Two Sentenced to 30 Years for Kidnapping, Murder: Dec. 17, 2018Samantha Payne Trial: Last Defendant on Trial Facing Death Penalty: March 11, 2019Samantha Payne Trial: Calls Reveal Belcher Wanted Letters Sent to Another Defendant: March 12, 2019Samantha Payne Trial: Forensics Expert, Medical Examiner Give Insight on 2015 Murder: March 13, 2019Samantha Payne Trial: Michael Belcher Found Guilty of Capital Murder: March 15, 2019last_img