Parole hearing still set for Judith Ann Neelley

Parole hearing still set for Judith Ann Neelley
Despite a recent letter she sent declaring her intent to waive an upcoming parole hearing, the AL Board of Pardons and Paroles says Judith Ann Neelley has not taken the necessary steps.

DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama Parole Board is refuting a claim from convicted killer Judith Ann Neelley's attorney that she has waived an upcoming parole hearing.

Media reports say that Neelley was waiving the hearing out of respect for the victims family.

The family is very frustrated over the uncertainty of the parole hearing. They say this has taken valuable time away from their efforts to lineup protesters for the May 23rd parole hearing.

In 1982, Neelley kidnapped Lisa Ann Millican from Rome, Georgia for her then-husband, Alvin, to rape. The couple brought 13 year old Lisa to the former Five Points Motel in Scottsboro, where they repeatedly raped and tortured the young girl.

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They also injected Lisa with Drano numerous times to kill her. After injecting Lisa several times with the drain cleaner, Judith Ann then shot Lisa, and kicked her into a canyon near Fort Payne.

Today we learned from the State Parole Board that Neelley's hearing is still set for May 23rd and that no formal waiver has been filed.

A family member of Lisa Ann Millican spoke about their frustrations with the delays over the last few weeks.

“It was very hard. There was a lot of he said, she said, are we not going to have the hearing.  It was a mind game. It was a week long mind game that her lawyer played with the press.  Like I said it was a PR stunt, we know that. It was very hard on my mother-in-law.  She figured it was some trick so that we shouldn't show up but we're going to show up.  We're going to be there.  It's a public hearing, I know it's in Montgomery but if anyone wants to go protest, that's fine, but send your letters because they all matter.” said Cassie McMillan.

We have reached out to Neelley's attorney but have not received a response.

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