William Marshall Dies On Alabama Death Row

William Marshall Alabama Death Row
William Marshall Dies On Alabama Death Row

William Marshall who was on Alabama death row for a murder that took place in 2004 has died. According to initial reports William Marshall died in physical distress however his cause of death is not immediately known. William Marshall was sentenced to death for the kidnapping and murder of his stepdaughter Alicia Nicole Bentley who was fifteen years old at the time of her death.

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A man sitting on Alabama Death Row died Sunday after being in “physical distress,” according to a prison spokesperson.

William Marshall, 58, was sentenced to death in 2005 after being convicted of capital murder in Jefferson County for killing his stepdaughter, Alicia Nicole Bentley, in 2004. Alicia was 15 years old.

He was being held on the state’s death row, located inside William C. Holman Correctional Facility

Marshallwas taken to a hospital near Atmore, where Holman is located, “following a report of physical distress,” said Alabama Department of Corrections spokesperson Kelly Betts. He was then transported to a hospital in Dothan after medical staff in Atmore determined he needed a higher level of care.

“His condition deteriorated and he became unresponsive. Staff was unable to revive him, and he was pronounced deceased,” Betts said. She added that Marshall “had suffered from multiple ongoing health issues.”

The ADOC Law Enforcement Services Division is investigating Marshall’s death.


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