Stockdale was accused of shooting his brother-in-law in the leg during the Alabama-LSU football game last year. The victim testified that he had undergone numerous surgeries since the shooting, and was still in danger of having the leg amputated.
Based on his criminal history, Stockdale now faces 20 to 99 years or life in prison. According to Assistant District Attorney Christina Kilgore, Stockdale has five prior felony convictions, including burglary, three drug convictions and being a certain person forbidden to carry a firearm.
Stockdale had his previous $50,000 bond withdrawn after being convicted, and had a new sentencing bond set in the same amount, Kilgore said. He will be formally sentenced by Talladega County Circuit Judge Julian King Dec. 11.
According to the testimony at trial, the shooting came at the culmination of an argument that began over who ate Stockdale’s left-over potato salad off a plate in the refrigerator. Stockdale and the victim had been involved in violent altercations before, but had always made up immediately afterward, according to the victim’s testimony.
Stockdale argued that he acted in self-defense.