Death row inmate in Mobile for court hearing


MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A Mobile man on death row for murdering his ex-girlfriend is back in Mobile Metro Jail.

Garrett Dotch was booked into the jail Friday night, July 25. He’s expected to have a court hearing Monday, July 28.

He was sentenced to death in July 2008.

Dotch was convicted of capital murder in 2008 of killing 24-year-old Timarla Taldon. Prosecutors said Dotch shot Taldon four times outside the Subway restaurant on Old Shell Road.

Testimony during the trial showed Dotch became abusive after they broke up. he had been convicted in 2004 of burglarizing her home and assaulting her, and had been ordered to stay away from her.

Family members told FOX10 in 2006 Taldon has bought a gun just before she died, because she was afraid of Dotch.

The day Taldon was killed, cell phone records show Dotch called her 51 times.

Ten or more of the 12 jurors must vote for the death penalty in order to recommend a death sentence.

The Alabama Appeals Court upheld the death sentence in 2010.

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