Mobile County

BREAKING:Jury recommends life without parole in Horton murder retrial

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - UPDATE 5:17P PM :Jury recommends life without parole for Derek Horton


Derek Horton has been found guilty of capital murder for a second time by a Mobile County jury, according to the Mobile County District Attorney. Sentencing in the case is set to begin Thursday afternoon. 

Horton was convicted in 2016 for the 2010 murder of Jeanette Romprey in Grand Bay. Romprey's house was set on fire following the murder.  

An Alabama Appeals court threw our Hortons' original conviction and ordered a retrial.

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