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Appeal from Limestone Circuit Court. (CC-10-462). James W. Woodroof, Trial Judge.
For appellant: Michael Clem Lambert, Athens.
For appellee: Luther Strange, Attorney General, Tracy M. Daniel, Assistant Attorney General.
BURKE, Judge. Windom, P.J., and Welch, Kellum, and Joiner, JJ., concur.
Suzanne Carol Bennison was convicted of the sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old, her daughter, in violation of § 13A-6-69.1, Ala. Code 1975, and the sexual torture of her daughter, in violation of § 13A-6-65.1, Ala. Code 1975. She was sentenced to life imprisonment as an habitual offender for each conviction, these sentences to run concurrently.
The sufficiency of the evidence is not challenged, so a rendition of the facts is unnecessary to this decision.
Bennison argues tat the trial court erred in denying her motion for new trial based on juror misconduct. Bennison refers to a false statement by a juror concerning pending criminal prosecution against him. Bennison's argument ...