Governor Ivey Opposing Parole of Judith Ann Neelley

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is opposing parole for a woman convicted of killing a teenager more than three decades ago. Ivey is asking the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole to deny an early release for Judith Ann Neelley. Members are scheduled to consider Neelley’s case Wednesday. 


Neelley was convicted with her husband of killing 13-year-old Lisa Ann Millican, who was abducted from a mall in Rome, Georgia, in 1982. The girl was sexually assaulted, injected with drain cleaner, shot and dumped into a canyon in northeast Alabama. Neelley was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. In 1999 Governor Fob James commuted Neelley's death sentence to life in prison. 


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