Lenoir County Killer Won't Be Paroled

A convicted murderer from Lenoir County will not be released next month from prison after all.

Alford Jones, who was one of 27 inmates caught in a legal battle over life sentences, had been scheduled to be released June 27th on parole.

But the Parole Commission says Jones violated several provisions of a parole agreement. Those included not participating in a treatment program, and twice failing to maintain his work release job.

Jones was convicted for the death of William Turner Sr. of Kinston during an attempted robbery in 1975.

The state Supreme Court has yet to rule whether laws in effect from 1974 to 1978 defined life sentences as 80 years. More than two dozen life sentence inmates argue their good behavior has earned them enough credits to go free.

Jones will now be reviewed for possible parole in 2013.

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  • by anon Location: wallace on May 28, 2010 at 05:16 AM
    hey give it to mike, he'll eat anything. LIFE IT'S GOOF FOR YOU!!
  • by Scott on May 28, 2010 at 05:08 AM
    They shouldn't even be wasting their time with these cases. This should play out as follows. Judge: "What was your original sentence? Inmate: "Life, your Honor." Judge: "Well, why do you think you wouldn't serve life in prison if your sentence was life in prison?" Inmate: "Good Behavior, Sir." Judge: "Ha Ha Ha, Good Behavior? Baliff please take the defendant into custody so he can finish his court ordered sentence. Court is adjourned." A slamming gavel can be heard in the background.
  • by Big Al Location: Greene Co on May 27, 2010 at 11:43 PM
    Life means life. No pass go get $200.00! Or get out of jail free cards! This man killed he really deserves to die in the chair . But he will die behind bars. Now the rest of them should too ! Especially the ones who killed the Trooper!
  • by Tammie Location: Wilson on May 27, 2010 at 11:26 PM
    Now that is some great news there....if he can't follow the rules in prison how is he going to follow the rules once he is released????? Can you say REPEAT OFFENDER!!!!!
  • by a mom on May 27, 2010 at 05:45 PM
    I'm sorry, but a life prison sentence should be just that-LIFE! He's still living and no amount of good behavior in jail (how much can you really get away with in jail anyway) should give them the "right" to be set free. Does the victim get a 2nd chance? Does the victim's family get a 2nd chance? BIG NO!!! So these killers should not either.What is so hard about this? In my opinion, they have no rights-they gave them up when they took another life!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on May 27, 2010 at 05:12 PM
    So there is a God after all.

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