Spencer Denied Parole / Next Chance in 2027

A man accused of killing three people in Guntersville back in 2018 – has been denied parole.  On Tuesday, the Board of Pardons & Paroles voted to deny parole for Jimmy O’Neal Spencer who, after being granted parole in 2017, went on to allegedly commit three murders the following year.

Spencer’s record spans several decades and multiple felonies; he first went to prison in the early 80’s.  According to Attorney General Steve Marshall, Spencer received his first life-in-prison sentence in 1989.  In 1993 – after escaping and committing several other crimes while on the run, he received his second life-in-prison sentence.

Governor Kay Ivey said Monday about the possibility of Spencer receiving parole “He was wrongly granted parole in November of 2017 – and to parole him again would be ‘dangerous and downright despicable.’  Spencer will be up for parole review next, in 2027.


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