Capital Murder Conviction in the Death of Zoa White Overturned

Zoa White (left) and Carlos Edward Kennedy (right).

A state appeals court is overturning the capital murder conviction and death sentence of a man accused of killing a woman during a burglary in Mobile County.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Friday that a judge should have let Carlos Edward Kennedy represent himself during his trial in the 2010 slaying of Zoa White.

The judge initially let Kennedy act as his own lawyer but reversed himself before the case went to trial.

White was a real estate agent brutally murdered with a hammer inside her Spring Hill Avenue home.

The judges also upheld the conviction of Michael Bragg Woolf, convicted of killing his wife and son in Mobile County in 2008.

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