MAN FOUND GUILTY OF FELONY MURDER IN 2012 CASE

Jeffery Sanders

UPDATE MARCH 19, 2018: Jeffrey Sanders was found guilty of two counts of felony murder Monday afternoon.

His sentencing will be held in April.


The trial for the last defendant in one of the longest unresolved murder cases in Tuscaloosa county continued today.

Jeffrey Sanders is facing capital murder charges in the 2012 murder of disabled army veteran Greta Johnson.

Johnson’s body was found beaten beyond recognition inside in abandoned mobile home on Sanders Ferry Road in Tuscaloosa County.

Investigators testified this week that murder weapons including a ceramic jaguar statue and a wooden table leg.

Sanders’ defense attorney argued there’s no way the jury can find his client guilty of capital murder because there’s no DNA evidence tying him to it.

The prosecution presented evidence claiming Sanders beat Johnson one week before her death, putting her in the hospital because she owed him drug money. They also said sanders paid someone to bail Johnson out of jail and bring her to him before she was taken to the abandoned mobile home.

The defense called zero witnesses, while the prosecution called 18, and 88 pieces of evidence were introduced during the week-long trial.

Sanders’ co-defendants Cynthia Red Mack, her husband Leroy Hines and James Morris Jr. all pleaded guilty to murder.

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