Capital murder cases increase

Grand jury indicts Everett and Anderson bringing Escambia to 13 capital murder cases while judges work to find lawyers

Escambia County (Ala.) District Attorney Steve Billy called the grand jury back into session last Wednesday and the panel issued indictments of capital murder against Caleb Scott Anderson and William Joseph Everett, Jr.

If convicted of capital murder, the two face sentences of either life without the possibility of parole or death. With last week's indictments, Escambia County now has 13 pending capital murder cases which not only backlog the court system but make it difficult to find attorneys to represent them.

Anderson, 23, of Michigan was charged with murder and burglary I for the Aug. 3 s...