After 15 months in a federal prison in Miami, Steve Nodine is a free man for now. The former Mobile County Commissioner is not out of legal trouble yet. His previous sentence was on drug and firearm charges. Nodine must now face murder charges for the death of his mistress, Angel Downs.
Nodine has been tried once for the murder of Downs, but the trial ended in a hung jury. A date for the retrial has yet to be determined. Once Nodine arrives in Mobile he must report to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office where he will be fitted with an electronic surveillance device and be placed under house arrest as he awaits trial.
Nodine’s legal troubles have been big news in Mobile. He first round of trials dominated news coverage. The sequel figures to command similar coverage as he faces a retrial for murder. Mobile is a conservative city, and corrupted city officials are not looked upon with much kindness. Whether or not he is guilty of murder will be determined by a jury, but Nodine is already looked down upon by the general public for his other transgressions.