Section 12-22-150

Duty of trial judge to enter appeal; automatic stay of execution; how appeal governed.

In all cases wherein a defendant is tried and convicted for the commission of a felony against the peace and dignity of the State of Alabama and the death sentence is imposed, it shall be the duty of the trial judge, immediately after the imposition of sentence, to enter of record, with or without the direction or election of the defendant, that the defendant appeals from said judgment of conviction. Upon the entry of an order of appeal from such judgment of conviction, execution of sentence shall automatically be stayed pending said appeal. Said appeal, except as otherwise provided in this division, shall in all respects be governed as provided by law and rules of court.

(Acts 1943, No. 249, p. 217, §2.)