Man convicted of killing woman after 2nd trial


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Montgomery man of murder after his second trial in the 2011 slaying of 52-year-old Julie Ann Nelson of Deatsville.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports ( ) that 46-year-old Nevis Jennings is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 10. He was found guilty of murder and second-degree arson on Tuesday.

Circuit Court Judge Gene Reese denied his attorney's request that he remain out on bail through Christmas.

Reese had reset the trial Sept. 27 after an earlier jury failed to reach a verdict. The jury on Tuesday returned a verdict after about an hour and a half.

Nelson was found dead March 28, 2011, at Jennings' work site on Lemon Street in Montgomery. Jennings was arrested five months later.


Information from: Montgomery Advertiser,

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