Parole denied for killer of Birmingham student
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state parole board has denied an early release for one of three men convicted of kidnapping and killing a Birmingham-Southern College student in 1976.
The state Board of Pardons and Paroles turned down a parole Tuesday for Jerry Lee Jones and put off another parole consideration for five years, which is the longest allowed by law. Jones is serving a life sentence for the murder of Quenette Shehane of Clio. She was abducted from a convenience store near campus.
Her mother, Miriam Shehane, said she was pleased by the decision and by the many people who showed up to support her Tuesday, including Attorney General Luther Strange and two prosecutors on the case, David Barber and Pete Johnson.
The killing prompted Shehane to start the victims' rights group VOCAL.