Troy University hosts special session of Alabama Supreme Court for landmark case

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The Alabama Supreme Court held a special session at Troy University on Wednesday, where it heard two cases.

Most noticeably was the landmark care of Jessie Livell Phillips v Alabama.

The case dates back to June 2012 when Jessie Phillips, 32, of Albertville, was convicted in of killing his wife, Erica Droze Phillips, who was eight weeks pregnant with their unborn child. He was sentenced to death.

Phillips is now appealing the case, which was the first prosecution and conviction under Alabama’s Brody Act, which makes it a homicide to kill an unborn baby in an attack on its mother.

Phillips was prosecuted in Marshall County by then District Attorney Steve Marshall. Marshall, now the Alabama Attorney General, was in attendance for oral arguments in the appeal

The court regularly holds special sessions at various locations across the Yellowhammer State.