Ex- Alabama attorney convicted of robbery, attempted murder
Mar. 02, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former attorney has been found guilty of kidnapping a man and threatening to cut off his fingers and genitals.
AL.com reports a jury found 52-year-old James William Woolley guilty of robbery, kidnapping and attempted murder in a 2016 incident in which a man says he was lured to the basement of a Birmingham home, robbed and beaten.
Prosecutor John Hensley said that Woolley and another man attacked the victim with a machete and gun and put cigarettes out on him, threatening to kill him and his family.
Defense attorney Lois Beasley-Carlisle called the victim a "doper" who probably fabricated the incident because he owed Woolley money.
Co-defendants Monique Antoine Roscoe and Kimberly Murphy have pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the incident.
Woolley will be sentenced in April.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews