One suspect free; one gets life

Capital murder charges against Rothchild dismissed, released after six years; Caleb Anderson is sentenced to life without parole

One person scheduled for trial last week in Escambia County (Ala.) on capital murder charges was set free and a second was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after plea agreements were reached with the district attorney's office.

Yeldon Devonta Rothchild, 29, of Atmore was charged with capital murder for the 2017 murder of Donta Demorris Russell, 20, and has spent the past six years in jail awaiting a trial that could have led to the death penalty.

Last Wednesday, District Attorney Steve Billy and attorneys for Rothchild reached an agreement where Rothchild pleaded g...