No parole for AL woman in Georgia teen's slaying

No parole for AL woman in Georgia teen's slaying

DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - According to the Associated Press, Alabama's parole board is refusing to free a woman convicted of killing a 13-year-old girl who was abducted from a shopping mall in Rome, Georgia

On Monday, Governor Kay Ivey sent a letter to members of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles requesting they deny Judith Ann Neelley release on parole.

In 1983, Neelley was sentenced to death for the rape and slaying of a 13-year-old Georgia girl, but her sentence was commuted to life in prison by Governor Fob James in 1999.

On Monday Gov. Ivey released this statement:

"Under no circumstances should Judith Ann Neelley be granted parole. Her crimes—against people like Ken Dooley, Linda Adair, Lisa Ann Millican, Janice Chatman, and John Hancock—include acts of unspeakable brutality. Her character includes a disturbing tendency to manipulate others towards her own, violent ends. Indeed, I would not have commuted her death sentence in the first place."

In 1983, Neelley was sentenced to death for the rape and slaying of a 13-year-old Georgia girl, but her sentence was commuted to life in prison by Governor Fob James in 1999.

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