Alabama
3:25 pm
Fri July 16, 2004

AG Troy King Asks For Centobie Execution Date

Montgomery, AL – Alabama Attorney General Troy King has asked the state Supreme Court to set an execution date for Mario Centobie. He's the Mississippi prison escapee who was convicted and sentenced to death for the killing of a Moody police officer during a 1998 crime spree. King filed a motion on July 12th to set an execution date. A jury convicted Centobie in 1999 for the murder of Officer Keith Turner. The Supreme Court declined to accept Centobie's appeal for review last year. He was also sentenced to three life prison terms in the wounding of Tuscaloosa police Captain Cecil Lancaster during his crime spree across Alabama.