Opelika Man Guilty Of Capital Murder

An Opelika man has been convicted of capital murder in a shooting nearly two years ago. Lee County District Attorney Nick Abbett said William Pendleton was found guilty Thursday morning in the shooting death of Derrick Harris.

In November 2004, Harris was found with several gunshot wounds at Pinehurst Villas in Opelika. Abbett said the state is not seeking the death penalty, so the maximum punishment Pendleton could receive will be life in prison without parole.