Neelley no longer eligibile for parole


A Tennessee woman once sentenced to die for the murder of a 13-year-old Georgia girl will no longer be listed by the Alabama prison system as eligible for parole, as she was a after her sentence was commuted 10 years ago.

The Alabama Department of Corrections had listed Judith Ann Neelley as being up for parole in 2014 until the Montgomery Advertiser recently pointed out that the Alabama Legislature passed a law in 2003 designed to make her ineligible for parole.

Steve Sirmon, a state parole board attorney, said the Department of Corrections will change her record to show she's ineligible for parole.

Neelley and her husband, Alvin, were accused of abducting Lisa Ann Millican from a mall in Rome, Ga., sexually assaulting and killing her. Then-Gov. Fob James commuted her sentence to life as his term ended in 1999.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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