Kenneth Billups painting letter envelope

Kenneth Billups painting letter envelope


The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death sentence for Kenneth Eugene Billups in the drug-related fatal shooting of Stevon Lockett in Birmingham.

Billups also faces the death penalty for the slayings of four men killed three days after Lockett's killing on Dec. 13, 2003.

The appeals court also upheld Friday the capital murder conviction of Jimmy Lamar Killingsworth Jr. He was sentenced to death for the Dec. 10, 2004 shooting death of 36-year-old Steven C. Spears of Randolph.

Spears was killed when a shotgun was fired into his car from another vehicle as he and his wife were driving home from a family gathering in Bibb County.

In the Billups case, the criminal appeals court ruled his 2006 trial and death sentence were fair in the capital murders of Rafael Salcedo, 15; Enrique Marquez, 16; Wilbur Gomez, 20; and Manuel Perez Nunez, 27.

On Dec. 16, 2003, Billups lured the four victims to a Center Point apartment under the guise of a drug deal. Billups shot all four when they arrived.

In a separate trial, Billips was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death for killing Stephon Lockett the day after Billips' 30th birthday.

The painting is done on art board. The painting is signed KB. Accompanied is the original mailing envelope and a handwritten letter which is hand signed, Kenny E Billups.

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