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Accomplice in Shoals murder up for parole

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COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A murder victim's family wants to keep an accomplice in their daughter's death in prison.

Ronald Weems strangled Amanda Taylor and three of his friends helped him dismember and dump her body. One of those accomplices, Matthew Fox, is up for parole.

The man who admitted to bringing the tools and helping to dismember Taylor's body will go before the state's parole board next week.  

Earlier this year, Fox pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution and abuse of a corpse.  He received a 10 year sentence on each charge to be served concurrently in exchange for testimony against Weems.  

During the trial, Fox testified he helped dispose of the body after getting a phone call from Ashley Greenhill. Just last month, the parole board denied early release for Greenhill, leaving her to serve the remainder of her sentence.

Amanda Taylor's family is now asking for the community's help to keep Fox behind bars as well.

Send them an email or a letter to the victim's representative there and she'll put it before the board and that's all I ask, is to state your opinion," said Taylor's father, Billy Leeth. "We just don't think there's been enough time lapse between all this mess, it's just a slap on the wrist if he happens to get out this time."

To send an email to the parole board, email debra.bonds@alabpp.gov and use the subject "Parole of Matthew Richard Fox AIS# 289240."

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