Justices reject appeal from Alabama death row inmate

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Posted: Mar 28, 2016 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in the case of an Alabama man who is facing execution for throwing four children off a bridge to their deaths.

The justices did not comment Monday in rejecting an appeal from Lam Luong. He argued that pretrial publicity prevented him from having a fair trial.

Luong was sentenced to death in 2009 for driving the four children to the Dauphin Island Bridge in Mobile County and throwing them into the Mississippi Sound about 100 feet below. Three of the four children were Luong's and the other was his wife's from a previous relationship.

The Alabama Supreme Court reinstated his convictions in the four deaths after a lower court had ruled in Luong's favor.