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Convicted Murderer Judith Neelly Could Soon Seek Parole

Jul 08, 2013 -- 2:50am
By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News) 
The woman convicted in the infamous rape and murder of a Cedartown teen may be eligible for parole sometime this year, Alabama officials say.   
 
According to Weiss News Radio, Judith Ann Neelly was imprisoned alongside her husband Alvin for abducting 13-year-old Lisa Millican from Rome’s Riverbend Mall in 1983. Investigators say both Neellys raped the young girl before injecting her with Drano then shooting her and pushing her off a cliff at Little River Canyon. 
 
Neelly was once the youngest ever on death row until then Alabama Governor Fob James commuted her sentence to life in prison. His decision left a murky area of law that her attorneys could use to seek parole. 
 
Alvin Neelly, who was sentenced to life-time behind bars, died in a Georgia prison in 2005. 
 

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