From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals denied overturning the conviction of a man who is serving life in prison for murder.
Clifford Sinclair Madison, 55, was convicted in Tuscaloosa County for the death of 82-year-old Emmett Kyzer, in July 2019.
According to court documents, Kyzer was beaten and stabbed to death then his body was set on fire. The death happened on June 27, 2016.
Madison was the boyfriend of Kyzer’s caregiver. Evidence at trial showed Kyzer was in poor health and was confined to a wheelchair when he was brutally murdered.
Madison sought to have his conviction reversed on appeal.
The Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Division handled the case during the appeals process, arguing for the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals to affirm Madison’s conviction. The Court did so in a decision issued October 9.
Attorney General Marshall commended Assistant Attorney General John Davis for his successful work on this case, and thanked District Attorney Hays Webb and his staff for their valuable assistance in defending the murder conviction.