- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former Montgomery physician has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his capital murder conviction stemming from a murder-for-hire.

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price ordered the sentence Friday for David Nash.

Nash was convicted of capital murder last year in the 2011 slaying of well-known Montgomery pest control man Ralph “Critter Man” McNeil. Price had ordered a new trial based on juror misconduct. But the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals recently reversed his ruling and ordered him to sentence Nash.

Nash maintained his innocence at Friday’s hearing.

Nash’s ex-fiance Serena English, is serving a life sentence for the killing. The two men who committed the murder, Jeremy and Kendall Riley, are serving 25-year sentences.

English was in a custody dispute with McNeil when he was killed.

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