Man convicted of killing 5 people set for sentencing

Trial Gavel Sentence

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – A man convicted of killing his estranged wife, her unborn child and three other people in north Alabama is due in court for sentencing.

A Madison County jury voted 11-1 to recommend death for 46-year-old Christopher Henderson. But a final decision on death or life without parole is up to Circuit Judge Chris Comer on Thursday.

A jury in July convicted Henderson in the shooting and stabbing deaths of wife Kristin Smallwood; her unborn daughter; her young son, her nephew and her mother.

Henderson was married to another woman at the time. She admitted helping plan the killings and testified for the prosecution.

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10/14/2021 8:50:58 AM (GMT -5:00)

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