MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the conviction and death sentence of a man tried for killing four children by throwing them off the Dauphin Island bridge in 2008.
Lam Luong was convicted of capital murder in 2009 for the death of Ryan Phan, 3; Hannah Luon, 2; Lindsey Luong, 1; and Danny Luong, 4 months; on Jan. 7, 2008.
According to testimony, Lam Luong drove to the bridge and threw the children one by one 100 feet below into the Mississippi Sound.
The appeals court ruled that the trial should have been moved outside of Mobile County, citing pretrial publicity as its decision to send the murder case back to Mobile County Circuit court with a vote of 4-0.
LOCAL 15 News spoke to former Mobile District Attorney John Tyson, who worked the case back in 2008.
Tyson said he was "completely satisfied" with how this case was tried, and that he does not agree with the appeals court's decision.
Hear the entire interview with him on LOCAL 15 News at 5 p.m.