Parole denied for woman involved in Shoals murder

COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Parole has been denied for a woman who helped cover up a Shoals murder.

Ashley Greenhill was sentenced to ten years in prison for her role in the 2011 murder of Amanda Taylor.

Greenhill pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution and abuse of a corpse in exchange for her testimony against Ronald Weems, who was ultimately convicted of Taylor's murder. Greenhill admitted she helped dispose of Taylor's body.

Greenhill had been in prison less than four months at the time of the parole hearing.

Last week, Taylor's father asked the community for help in sending letters to the parole board to keep Greenhill in prison. He described the board's decision as bittersweet. "We just stated that we didn't feel that she needed parole at this time. It's too soon and it's too violent of a crime," said Billy Leeth.

Greenhill will not be eligible for parole again. The board ruled hers a "no reset" case, which means she will have to serve out the remainder of her sentence. According to the parole board, she will be released in November 2015.

A second murder suspect, Matthew Fox, is up for parole next month.

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