Parole Denied For Man Convicted Of 1988 Murder Of Teen In Escambia, Alabama

July 1, 2021

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles Wednesday rejected a parole for Edward Russell Dubose, who was convicted of the 1988 murder of Stephanie King.

Dubose is serving a life sentence for the murdering the 16-year old who at the time was a senior at T.R. Miller High School.

On Saturday, October 22, 1988, King went to the Alco Baptist Church in Brewton, where, in addition to being a member and the organist, she worked part-time as custodian to save money for college. She was abducted from the church, raped, sodomized and strangled using a cord from her sweatpants.


17 Responses to “Parole Denied For Man Convicted Of 1988 Murder Of Teen In Escambia, Alabama”

  1. David Huie Green on July 7th, 2021 12:37 pm

    “No DNA and he was forced to LIE”

    If you can prove that statement, his conviction can be overturned and he will be free to come to visit all of us. Further, those you claim forced him to lie can be disbarred and their names smeared for all time. After all, if you convict an innocent man, you leave the guilty at large and nobody looking for them.

    Early on “The appellant then gave a tape-recorded statement, which began at 12:03 p.m. and ended at 12:28 p.m. During the tape recording of the appellant’s statement, the following persons identified themselves as being present: Chief Smith, the appellant’s wife, Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI) Agent Simon Benson, and ABI Corporal Robert Scheer. Before giving his statement, the appellant orally acknowledged his waiver of his Miranda rights and also signed a waiver form (which his wife also signed). He acknowledged that he had not been threatened into making a statement and that he understood the waiver of rights form.”

    Actually, there was DNA and it should probably still exist if you want a retest. (Personally, I hope they DO, just to remove the trumpian doubt you have raised by making unreasonable claims without evidence. The court threw out the test results because of a number of things, partly because the testing was in its infancy, largely because the defense attorney did such an extremely poor job of defending his client, and that he managed to gain indigent status because his main income was from drug sales. They did not throw out a 50 point match of his palm print in her car, which he testified he had never entered and later testified he did drug deals out of (unbeknownst to the poor kid he murdered — or to anyone else on the planet).

    Anyone wanting to read the appeals court ruling can find it at

    Understand, when faced with a retrial in which a new test could be taken, and knowing what the jury had done the last time, he took a deal of pleading guilty with the death penalty off the table.

    David for justice
    while remembering a cute little girl we met years before

  2. Eric on July 6th, 2021 10:56 am

    All I’m going to say because I don’t know the circumstances of the case.. So I’m not going to judge the young man.. Everyone has a right to their own opinion.. But i don’t think nobody is perfect.. People make dumb decisions in life do stupid things I hope this guy get right with God.. I hope the family get closer forthey love one..

  3. Soon on July 3rd, 2021 8:52 pm

    No DNA and he was forced to LIE

  4. William in Beulah on July 3rd, 2021 7:27 pm

    @Eye for an eye The law also allows the death penalty, which he was given originally by the way, it has nothing to do with religion!! Why do you want to pay for this garbage to live even a meager life? Pedophiles can’t be fixed and that jail cell can be better used, hang him high!!!

  5. becky on July 2nd, 2021 11:50 am

    He was originally sentenced to death in 1989 but that was overturned in 1995 by an appeal because even though he admitted to the rape and murder a DNA test was not done. SO because of a technicality he actually had the chance and still has a chance to be out of prison. He will get another chance to get paroled, this seems so unfair.

  6. Eye for an eye my eye on July 1st, 2021 7:02 pm

    This is a country founded on the law, and that doesn’t include biblical pronouncements.

    The government has no business executing anyone. Life in prison, no parole for crimes so designated

  7. FYI on July 1st, 2021 6:03 pm

    The family has to endure this every 5 years because his death sentence was overturned

  8. William 2 on July 1st, 2021 4:33 pm

    Life should mean life, but I can’t say that all murderers should die. There have been to many people who were Wrongfully convicted and put to death. Maybe, if the justice system was really about guilt or innocence and not a win or lose game that attorneys and prosecutors play, things may be different.

  9. paul on July 1st, 2021 1:26 pm

    Parole board convening for this despicable human being was a WASTE OF TIME.

  10. AC on July 1st, 2021 9:47 am

    I remember this happening. It was, i believe, one of the first times DNA was used in a trial in Alabama.

  11. Inmolino on July 1st, 2021 9:15 am

    Parole should not be an option for him. A senior, attending church, the organist and cleaning the church for college money. Come on, he brutalized, raped and killed one of our bright, shining stars of tomorrow. No telling what she could have done to contribute to society. Cure cancer? Advocate for abused children? Don’t waste taxpayer dollars on another parole hearing.

  12. Concerned Citizen on July 1st, 2021 9:15 am

    Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. He should’ve been put to death already!

  13. Carlos McGugin on July 1st, 2021 8:46 am

    If a parole board ever releases him, they should tale his place. Of course, for what he did, he shouldn’t be in prison to begin with. He should be 6 feet under, now.

  14. CONCERNED on July 1st, 2021 6:57 am

    why are we still feeding him???

  15. john on July 1st, 2021 5:47 am

    All murderers should be put to death.

  16. Rasheed Jackson on July 1st, 2021 5:09 am

    Good!! Life in prison should mean just that. The old saying time heals all wounds just does not apply when a life has been taken.

  17. JTV on July 1st, 2021 3:50 am

    A waste of time and money. Life should mean life. Bring back the Chair and use it regularly.

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