Convicted Murderer Sentenced to Life a Second Time
A man convicted for the murder of a Salisbury cab driver more than 40 years ago has again been sentenced to life in prison. 59 year old Nathaniel Appelby-El had already been serving a life term for the Christmas Eve 1977 death of Charles “Chief” Adkins Junior in Salisbury. But in 2015 his conviction was overturned and in April of this year Appelby-El was re-tried and was again convicted of first degree murder. Now he’s again been sentenced to life in prison. Even though Appelby-El’s conviction in Adkin’s death was overturned, he’s been in prison for a the death in 1984 of a corrections officer which he received a sentence of 66 years.