The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Top News

December 7, 2012

Appeal denied in capital murder case

GREENVILLE — A Quinlan woman has lost the appeal of her conviction and life sentence on a charge of capital murder for a 2008 shooting death as part of a robbery.

The Sixth Court of Appeals in Texarkana Thursday denied the appeal of Tracie Danielle Alphin, who was found guilty in November of last year of shooting and killing Jason Herrington.

A jury in the 354th District Court took only about 30 minutes to find Alphin guilty of capital murder. As the prosecution was not seeking the death penalty in the case, Alphin was automatically sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Alphin’s co-actor,  David Earl Hickman of Royse City, pleaded guilty to a lesser included charge of murder and received a life prison sentence. Hickman testified against Alphin during the trial.

The indictments filed against Alphin and Hickman allege Herrington, 34, was killed on Oct. 19, 2008 while the defendants were in the course of committing a robbery. Herrington’s body was discovered early on the morning of Nov. 25, 2008 along County Road 2276, off of Farm-To-Market Road 36.

Investigators were led to the scene by Hickman. Herrington died of multiple gunshot wounds.

1
Text Only
Top News
House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Yes
No
Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News