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Eugene Clemons Alabama Death Row

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Eugene Clemons was sentenced to death by the State of Alabama for the murder of a law enforcement officer. According to court documents Eugene Clemons would murder undercover DEA agent George Douglass Althouse. Eugene Clemons would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

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AIS: 0000Z570
Institution: HOLMAN PRISON

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The state’s evidence tended to show that on May 28, 1992, Douglas Althouse, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.), was shot and killed while Eugene Clemons and his codefendant stole the automobile in which he was a passenger. Dr. Joseph Embry, state medical examiner, testified that Althouse was shot twice and that the fatal bullet entered the left side of his chest and passed through his heart.

Naylor Braswell of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department testified that the victim and he were sharing an apartment at the time of the murder. Braswell testified that on May 28 at approximately 10:00 p.m., he and Althouse left the apartment in Braswell’s black Camaro automobile, to meet a narcotics officer. Braswell pulled into a service station/convenience store to borrow the telephone book to make a call on his cellular telephone. While he was in the store he noticed that a stocky black male had gotten into his car and was sitting behind the steering wheel, armed with a revolver. At trial, Braswell testified that the appellant looked like the man he saw in his car. He heard two muffled shots, saw Althouse dive out of the car, and saw Althouse shooting at the car. He ran out to Althouse as he collapsed from his injuries. Braswell testified that a bulletproof vest and a shotgun were in the trunk of the car when it was stolen.

Kenny Reed testified that he was at Herman Shannon’s house on May 28 when Dedrick Smith stopped by and asked Reed to pick up the appellant to go get “a car.” He testified that they picked up Eugene Clemons and drove to an area near a service station where the appellant got out of the car. Reed stated that he heard several shots, that there was a break in the shooting, followed by several more shots. Eugene Clemons then drove off in a black Camaro automobile and later went to Shannon’s house. When Reed arrived at Shannon’s house, the appellant said that no one better “open their mouths” because he had just killed a D.E.A. man. He further testified that the week before the murder, the appellant had told him that his car needed a new motor.

Early the next morning following the murder, the stolen Camaro was discovered near Shannon’s house. The shotgun in the trunk of the car was recovered on the side of the road near the appellant’s house.

Eugene Clemons was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) agents in Cleveland, Ohio. Michael Clemons, the appellant’s uncle, who lived in Cleveland, testified that the appellant’s sister telephoned him and told *966 him that the appellant would be coming to his house. Michael Clemons testified that he met with the appellant’s father and they subsequently met and talked with the appellant. Michael Clemons further stated that the appellant said that he had to shoot a police officer because the officer was trying to kill him and that he had to steal the car to get away.

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