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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former Montgomery physician has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his capital murder conviction stemming from a murder-for-hire. David Nash was convicted of capital murder last year in the 2011 slaying of well-known Montgomery pest control man Ralph "Critter Man" McNeil.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Huntsville police say a Morgan County deputy has been charged with second-degree assault in connection with a shooting at a Huntsville Wal-Mart. Police say Deputy Brian Fulford was off duty Tuesday when he spotted David Horton, who was wanted on a felony charge. Horton ran from the store and sustained a minor gunshot wound when being apprehended.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Convicted killer Judith Ann Neelley is trying to overturn a law that prevents her from seeking parole. Neelley contends the law shouldn't have been applied retroactively to her case. Neelley was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to die for helping her husband kill a 13-year-old girl.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively scheduled oral arguments this summer in former Gov. Don Siegelman's effort to overturn his conviction in a corruption case. A federal jury in 2006 convicted Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy on bribery and other charges.

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