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Angel Downs Murder: Stephen Nodine, Ex-Mobile County Commissioner, Pleads Not Guilty

Stephen Nodine (Press-Register/Victor Calhoun)
Angel Downs Murder: Stephen Nodine, Ex-Mobile County Commissioner, Pleads Not Guilty
Stephen Nodine (Press-Register/Victor Calhoun)

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (CBS/WKRG/AP) Stephen Nodine, a former Mobile County commissioner, has pleaded not guilty to charges he murdered his alleged 45-year-old mistress, Angel Downs.

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Nodine waived his arraignment Thursday and his attorney entered the plea for him.

He faces multiple charges in connection with the May shooting.

Downs, a Gulf Shores real estate professional, was found in dead in her driveway by a single gunshot wound to the head.

According to CBS affiliate WKRG, investigators reportedly found a 9mm semi-automatic pistol at the scene, but the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office has not said definitively whether that was the gun that killed Downs.

Nodine was indicted in September and faces a December trial.

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