On Wednesday, Circuit Judge Jeremy Taylor ordered 44 year old Morris Cornelius Bynum to serve the remainder of his sentence in the state penitentiary.
Bynum was convicted of Manslaughter in 2008. He was ordered to serve five calendar years of incarceration followed by 15 years of probation.
Bynum served five years behind bars and was still on that probation on March 2, 2018, when he was charged with violating the terms of his probation.
On Wednesday, Judge Taylor held a hearing at which Deputy District Attorney Scott Lloyd argued that because of Bynum’s history of violence, and because he had violated the terms of probation, Bynum should be required to spend the remainder of his sentence behind bars.
Judge Taylor revoked Bynum’s probation, and commented that Bynum’s conduct required revocation.
Deputy D.A. Scott Lloyd added, “Mr. Bynum was on probation for a very serious offense—a killing—when he violated his probation. Justice required that he be ordered to serve the remainder of his sentence behind bars. We are thankful to Judge Taylor for this result and Sgt. Matt Wilson of the Fort Payne Police Department for his work on the case.”