Charles Hendrix, 3rd defendant in death of attorney Blake Lazenby, goes on trial

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 07:58:08 AM. A Talladega County jury of 11 women and three men was selected Monday to try Charles Andrew Joseph Hendrix, 27, of Birmingham, on capital murder charges in connection
TALLADEGA -- A Talladega County jury of 11 women and three men was selected Monday to try Charles Andrew Joseph Hendrix, 27, of Birmingham, on capital murder charges in connection with the death of attorney Blake Lazenby in Sylacauga in 2011. Calvin McCall “Boobie” Haynes, 34, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in the same case and is serving a life sentence. Haynes also testified against Ocie Lee Lynch, 34, who was convicted of capital murder in 2015 and was sentenced to life without parole. Charges are still pending against Earnest James “L.A.” Files, Jeremy Cade and Teresa Taylor in connection with Lazenby’s death. The indictment against Hendrix charges capital murder committed for monetary gain, capital murder as a result of a contract and capital murder during the course of a murder or a robbery. District Attorney Steve Giddens explained to the jury during his opening argument that each of the counts listed in the indictment were different ways to charge the same thing. According to the case Giddens laid out in the state’s opening, Files had initially approached Haynes about killing Lazenby. Haynes then brought in Hendrix, Lynch and Cade. They were offered $40,000 to $45,000 to kill Lazenby “for his wife.” There is some evidence Taylor was pretending to be Lazenby’s wife at the time. Lazenby and his actual wife, meanwhile, were locked in an epic divorce. Files and Geanne Lazenby had allegedly had a relationship of some sort, although Geanne has not been...Read more
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