Blogger Comments: We have heard all the comments by the press questioning why a man convicted of manslaughter held in Decatur Corrections was allowed out on work release. One report from Channel 48 news reported that inmate Brown was assigned as a minimum custody and that the inmate had no disciplinary actions over the past 12 months. The story goes on to say that inmates convicted of homicide or manslaughter who are within 3 years of the end of their sentence or parole may be considered for minimum custody. The article goes on to say that Brown was eligible for parole in December 2018.
We want to remind our readers that Timothy Alan Hall who is the first cousin of Derek Sheats, Sheriff Ana Franklin’s son-in-law was charged with vehicular homicide and convicted of manslaughter in Limestone County. Franklin placed an in-house hold on Hall and within a week he was transferred to the Morgan County Jail. Hall will never see prison walls for the crime he committed while drunk and on dope during the time when he killed the victim. We have heard that Hall drives a vehicle around town. Is that True or False Sheriff Ana Franklin?
been on work release since he entered the Morgan County Jail. Our sources tell us Hall is out on the
streets more than he is in jail. Why
didn’t the press ever pick up the story on Hall? We have been reporting on Hall since he
entered the Jail in Morgan County.
This is another one of the cases from the Morgan County Jail that people have chosen to ignore. We believe Hall is scheduled for release in 2018. Not that it matters. The only thing Hall does is sleep in the jail. The rest of the time he has had the privileges of freedom that citizens who have never been convicted of a crime hold.
Two sentenced to prison in fatal DUI wrecks in Limestone, By Jean Cole
email@example.com, Jun 15, 2013
Two people pleaded
guilty to manslaughter Monday in Limestone County Circuit Court and were
sentenced to prison in connection with separate fatal wrecks.
In a plea agreement
offered by the Limestone County District Attorney's Office, Jessica Jean
Lewter, 51, of Huntsville, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in exchange for a
20-year prison sentence, said Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones.
She avoided trial on a charge of reckless murder in the 2013 death of Terrell
Kent Hollingsworth, 45, of Decatur.
Also Monday, Timothy Alan
Hall, 31, of 1833 Woodmont St., Hartselle, who was indicted on a charge of
reckless murder, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with a wreck that
killed Mark Henry Holt, 48, of Toney, on Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road on Aug.
19, 2012. Hall - who apologized to Holt's family for what he had done - was
sentenced to 15 years in prison, Jones said.
"They are both
eligible for parole sometime in the future," the district attorney said.
Records show Lewter
had three previous DUI's before the fatal wreck. She received her fourth DUI —
and the reckless murder charge — when she struck Hollingsworth's vehicle on
Interstate 565 near Mooresville. The wreck occurred about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in
the eastbound lanes of 565, just east of Interstate 65. At the time of the
wreck, traffic on 565 was stopped because of a 4 p.m. accident that had killed
an Athens mother, Marissa Baugher, and her unborn son, Micah, as well as the
driver of the other car, Fredrick Bender, 66, of Vestavia.
slowed or stopped his 2006 Range Rover and was waiting at the end of a line of
traffic when Lewter’s eastbound vehicle rear-ended his vehicle. He died two
days later at Huntsville Hospital. His passenger, Leighann Turner of Trinity,
was treated for injuries and released, according to state troopers.
Lewter was traveling
about 70 miles per hour in a 60-mph zone and in traffic that had stalled from
the previous wreck, according to troopers and Huntsville Police.
Records show Limestone
County charged Lewter with DUI in November 2010 in connection with a traffic
accident. While the case was pending over an extended period, she was arrested
two more times for DUI.
arrested her Feb. 6, 2012. Five months later, on July 4, 2012, Limestone County
arrested her again.
After her second
Limestone arrest, Jones filed a motion to revoke Lewter's bond on the first DUI
case. However, before she was arrested, she pleaded guilty to both Limestone
County charges and was sentenced.
These three charges
occurred before the wreck in which Hollingsworth was killed.
Authorities said Hall
was eastbound on Huntsville-Browns Ferry near Gray Road when his 2011
Volkswagen Jetta crossed the center line and struck a westbound motorcycle
driven by Holt about 4:30 a.m.
Holt, the father of
two, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hall was also
initially charged with driving under the influence of combined substances and
driving on the wrong side of the road.
Final missing inmate captured after escape from Decatur Work Release
James Brent Brown, the last of three escaped Decatur inmates still missing, has been captured.