From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Thursday that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction of Latransezon Tremane Malloy, 23, for felony murder.
Malloy was convicted in Madison County Circuit Court on Nov. 14, 2019, for the murder of Markia Kendall.
The evidence at trial showed that on the night of Jan. 25, 2015, Kendall, who was a paraplegic, was hosting a sleepover for his children and their cousins. That evening several men, claiming to be law enforcement, kicked in the front door in a home invasion.
The men were wearing masks and boots, three were armed with guns and one was armed with a knife. The children, who had been taken to a bedroom in the back of the house, heard gunshots and later discovered Kendall bleeding to death in the front bedroom.
Afterward, Malloy attempted to fabricate a false alibi for the time of the murder, which was discovered by investigators based on information from letters and phone calls.
Malloy, who received a life sentence for the crime, sought to have his conviction reversed on appeal.
Marshall commended Assistant Attorney General Kristi Wilkerson for her successful work on this case, and thanked District Attorney Rob Broussard and his staff for their valuable assistance in defending the murder conviction.