Swift Justice in Jackson County

Tereinthius R. Giles, 19, of Cottondale, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the February 5, 2006, shooting death of Lamond J. Poole, 33, also of Cottondale.

Assistant State Attorney Mark Sims told the Court that Giles had hidden a gun and waited on Poole to arrive before shooting him across the street from his home.

Three of Poole’s family members appeared and asked the Court to sentence Giles to life.

He entered a guilty plea three weeks later and was sentenced to life on Tuesday, only six weeks after the murder.

Meanwhile, in a separate unrelated case, Karlene Ann Alexander, 43, of Chipley, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for last July’s second-degree murder of William Eugene Roberts.

Alexander and Roberts were living together in Chipley at the time of his death.

Alexander had been charged with first degree murder but offered to plead to second degree murder. The victim’s mother, Eugenia Roberts, asked the court to accept the plea offer.

While in jail awaiting disposition of the murder charge, Alexander was charged with battery on a detainee and battery on a correctional officer. She entered pleas to those charges and was sentenced to an additional one year and one day in prison to be served consecutively to the murder sentence.

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