Henderson v. State

In Henderson v. State, 583 So. 2d 276 (Ala.Cr.App.1990), aff'd., 583 So. 2d 305 (Ala.1991), cert. denied, 503 U.S. 908, 112 S. Ct. 1268, 117 L. Ed. 2d 496 (1992), this Court stated: " 'The presence of a victim seated at the counsel table for the prosecution is specifically provided for by "The Alabama Crime Victims' Court Attendance Act," codified at 15-14-50 et seq., Code of Alabama 1975. This act gives victims of a criminal offense the right to be present in the courtroom and seated alongside the prosecutor during the trial of the individual charged with that offense.' ...Based on the foregoing, we conclude Ebious's great-grandfather had a right not only to be present in the courtroom, but also to sit at the prosecution's table, as a representative of Ebious's family, during Minor's trial." ( Minor v. State, supra, 780 So. 2d pp.758-759.)