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Parole denied for Alabama man convicted of killing mother

November 30, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted of killing his mother has once again been denied parole.

The TimesDaily reported Thursday that the state Department of Pardons and Parole denied an early parole application for 32-year-old James Leroy “Tre” Wells III. Lavonda Cummings Wells and James L. Wells Jr. were shot in their heads at their home in 2003.

Wells was initially arrested on capital murder charges and faced a possible life sentence. He was convicted in 2007 of manslaughter in his mother’s slaying and sentenced to 20 years in prison. It’s unclear why the charge was downgraded. He was acquitted in the slaying of his father. His attorneys argued he killed his parents after years of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Prosecutors disagreed.

Wells will be eligible for parole in November 2022.

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Information from: TimesDaily, http://www.timesdaily.com/

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