BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A film premiering on HBO Max will inform the story of an Alabama preacher who went to jail after being convicted of making an attempt to kill his spouse with a snake practically three many years in the past.
“Alabama Snake,” which is able to start displaying Wednesday on the service, is about Glenn Summerford, 76, who’s imprisoned at Bullock County Correctional Facility after being convicted of making an attempt to homicide Darlene Summerford, who recovered and testified in opposition to him at trial.
Summerford as soon as pastored the snake-handling Church of Jesus With Indicators Following in Scottsboro. His spouse was bitten twice on the hand by a snake in 1991 and later advised jurors that her husband pressured her to stay her hand inside a cage of snakes.
″He took a pipe and hit the cages actual laborious so the snakes acquired actual mad after which grabbed me by the hair and mentioned he would push my face in if I didn’t stick my hand in there,″ she testified. ″He mentioned I needed to die as a result of he wished to marry one other lady.”
Summerford had accused her of getting an affair with one other preacher, a declare the girl denied.
Sentenced to 129 years in jail, Summerford was denied parole in June however could possibly be launched as early as February, Division of Corrections data present. He was convicted of escape in 2004 after briefly slipping away from a piece crew.