By Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A state appeals court is overturning the capital murder conviction and death sentence of a man accused of killing a woman during a burglary in Mobile County.

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Friday that a judge should have let Carlos Edward Kennedy represent himself during his trial in the 2010 slaying of Zoa White.

The judge initially let Kennedy act has his own lawyer but reversed himself before the case went to trial.

The judges refused to overturn two other death cases.

The court rejected an appeal by William Ernest Kuenzel, who was convicted in a robbery and killing in Talladega County in 1988.

The judges also upheld the conviction of Michael Bragg Woolf, convicted of killing his wife and son in Mobile County in 2008.

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