Parole denied for inmate awaiting trial in triple homicide

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied parole to an inmate who is accused of killing three people during his last release from prison.

The board, as expected, on Tuesday denied parole to Jimmy O’Neil Spencer.

Spencer in 2017 was paroled from a life sentence for a string of crimes that included burglary and assault.

The next year he was accused of killing two women and a child in Guntersville.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall both urged the board to deny parole.

The murder charges against Spencer are pending and led to leadership and policy changes on the parole board.

The rate of paroles granted has dropped sharply over the last four years.

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8/9/2022 3:12:25 PM (GMT -5:00)

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