Victim's family petitioning to keep son's killer behind bars

Victim's family petitioning to keep son's killer behind bars

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A convicted killer in the Shoals is up for parole and his victim's family is petitioning to keep the man in jail.

Timmie Kelley is serving a life sentenced for the brutal murder of Troy Condrey in August 2000. His case is set to go before the parole board on Tuesday.

Charles and Rebecca Condrey say the upcoming parole hearing is like reliving their son's murder all over again. They've been busy collecting signatures and writing letters in hopes of keeping his killer behind bars.

"You wake up and it's the first thing you think of in the morning and the last thing you think of before you go to bed at night," expressed Charles Condrey.

It's been 15 years since Troy Condrey was murdered in Lauderdale County, and not a day goes by his parents don't think about the man he was.

"He's the person that would go that extra mile to do something for somebody else just to make them have a nice day," said his father.

His generosity is what ultimately lead to his death. Investigators say Condrey stopped to help a man who appeared to have car trouble only to be met by Kelley, who later confessed to brutally killing Condrey and dumping his body in the Tennessee River.

Since their son's death, Charles and Rebecca Condrey have volunteered their time through VOCAL, an organization focused on helping families who've lost loved ones to violent crimes.

"We know there's a family out there that's going to face this tomorrow and they're going to go to court and they're going to need some support and they're not going to know where to turn or what to do. When you have somebody that's there just to give their support to you that means a lot," said Condrey.

It's the support of the community that the Condrey's hope will help keep their son's killer behind bars.

"People like this don't need to be out on the streets they don't deserve to be out on the streets ever."
 
You can see the petition by clicking here.

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