|Published: 9:29 AM, 12/31/2013
||Last updated: 9:30 AM, 12/31/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
As the years go by since the shocking
2010 murder of Monroe Election Commission Chairman Jim Miller,
investigators and prosecutors say they have not given up hope
eventually bringing more suspects to justice.
Jessica Kennedy has been the one
suspect tried so far in the case. She was convicted of lesser charges
in August 2012.
Kennedy is now seeking a new trial
through the state Court of Appeals after Judge Walter Kurtz turned
down her request in Circuit Court.
Kennedy was sentenced to 15 years on
facilitation convictions, but with credit for time served and the way
the sentence is structured, she could be eligible for parole as soon
as this coming summer.
Wallace "Boonie" Stokes and two
other men, Marcus Dean Grissom and Brandon Steele, were prominently
mentioned in Kennedy's 2012 trial for Miller's murder, but have never
been charged in connection with his killing.
Grissom and Steele were indicted in the
meth ring investigation along with Stokes (see related story) and
have pleaded guilty to at least some of the charges.
See full story in the Wednesday, Dec. 31, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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