PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS. (Walker Circuit Court, CC-89-76, Court of Criminal Appeals, CR-89-1407). James C. Brotherton, Walker Circuit Court, Trial Judge.
Maddox, Hornsby, C.j., and Shores, Houston, Kennedy, Ingram, and Cook, JJ., concur.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Maddox
We have thoroughly reviewed the record of the trial, the opinion of the Court of Criminal Appeals, ___ So. 2d ___, the briefs, and the applicable law. We find no basis for reversing the judgment of the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Furthermore, in accord with § 13A-5-53, Ala. Code 1975, we have reviewed the sentence of death, independently weighing the aggravating and mitigating circumstances, and we do not find that the sentence of death was imposed under the influence of passion, prejudice, or any other arbitrary factor; nor do we find that the sentence of death was excessive or disproportionate to the penalty imposed in similar cases, considering both the crime and the defendant.
We therefore affirm the judgment of the Court of Criminal Appeals, which affirmed the judgment of conviction and the sentence of death.
Hornsby, C.J., and Shores, Houston, Kennedy, Ingram, and Cook, JJ., concur.