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Alabama Prison officials say a former Montgomery resident who was convicted of killing his parents has died in a Birmingham hospital. Al.com reports 36-year-old Brent Springford Jr. had been serving a life sentence in connection with the December 2008 beating death of his mother and father at their upscale residence in Montgomery's Garden District.
Two Montgomery area legislators, Republican State Senator Dick Brewbaker and Democratic Representative Joe Hubbard have said they are willing to consider a proposal floated by State Representative Thad McClammy that would require the Montgomery School Superintendent to be an elected position. A similar bill proposed in the 2011 proposed in the 2011 Legislative session was rejected.
A north Alabama sheriff says four people found shot to death in a car were linked to a child pornography investigation in Tennessee. Winston County Sheriff Rick Harris said the four died in what appears to be a murder-suicide with a shotgun. All four were found dead last Wednesday in a car on a dirt road in Winston County.