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UPDATE: Man sentenced to death in murder of Alabaster store clerk

Michael Powell. Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Michael Powell. Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Updated: May. 3, 2021 at 12:10 PM CDT
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ALABASTER, AL (WBRC) - A Shelby County judge has sentenced a man to death for the 2016 murder of a gas station clerk in Alabaster.

Shelby County Circuit Judge William H. Bostick III upheld a jury’s recommendation of the death sentence.

District Attorney Jill Lee said Michael Anthony Powell was convicted for the Capital Murder of Tracy Algar.

Algar was working at Alabaster’s Kirkland Chevron off of U.S. 31 in October of 2016, when Powell robbed the store and murdered Algar.

“Investigators with the Alabaster Police Department and assisting agencies did an outstanding job putting this case together. Chief Rigney and the entire department, along with the combined efforts of the Major Crimes Task Force helped to bring justice for this family. Justice was served and I am thankful Tracy’s family can start to heal from this horrific event,” said Lee.

“We’re so thankful that Tracy’s family has finally been able to see justice in this case. It has been a long time for them, and they miss her every day,” said Assistant District Attorney Daniel McBrayer

On April 28, 2021, a Shelby County jury convicted Powell following an eight-day trial.

Tracy Lattay Algar. Source: Facebook
Tracy Lattay Algar. Source: Facebook
Michael Anthony Powell. Source: Alabaster Police Department
Michael Anthony Powell. Source: Alabaster Police Department

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