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Judge denies bond for convicted murderer

Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 11:55 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2021 at 3:45 PM CST
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JACKSON CO., Ala. (WAFF) - Update 2: A judge has responded to a request from the attorneys of convicted murderer Byron Shirey. Shirey’s attorneys requested that he be released on bond before his sentencing next year. According to court documents released November 19, that request has been denied.

Update 1: The state released a response to Byron Shirey’s attorneys asking for him to be released on bond as he awaits sentencing.

In a court document released Wednesday, state attorneys asked a judge to keep the Jackson County convicted murderer behind bars until his sentencing.

Earlier this month, Shirey was convicted of murdering his father, Charles Shirey, in 2017, but Shirey later requested to be released until he’s sentenced in January.

Prosecutors say Shirey is a flight risk. They are also asking he be given the maximum sentence possible.

Original: A convicted murderer is asking to be released on bond after it was revoked by a judge after his conviction.

Byron Shirey was convicted of murdering his own father earlier this month. After his conviction, the judge revoked Shirey from being released on bond but according to court documents released Monday, his attorneys are now asking for it back while Shirey waits for his sentencing on January 6, 2022.

Shirey murdered his father back in 2017. Charles Shirey was found dead in his kitchen with several injuries to his head, according to police.

The judge in his case has not ruled yet on this motion.

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