Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Why Is David Darryl Thompson Out of Prison?

Look closely at this man. He's a small time coke dealer. He's a user. He's a killer. He's out of prison after serving only two years for the murder of a Killen nurse. Now he's been arrested in Lauderdale County for Domestic Violence. We're sure that charge comes as a surprise to the jury that convicted David Darryl Thompson of only manslaughter in the death of Melissa Kenney Garrett.

Thompson was convicted in December 2010 in the death of the Killen mother and sentenced to 15 years. If Thompson was well-behaved in prison, he would have been a free man in only five years and eligible for parole after only 20 months. Yet considering the heinous nature of his crime, how could the parole board have granted Thompson his freedom?

Melissa Garrett left a widowed father, a young daughter, and a fiance'. They didn't get justice, and neither did the citizens of Lauderdale County.

On March 27th, Thompson was arrested for Third Degree Domestic Violence. Let's hope that's enough to return him to prison to complete his sentence. (According to VineLink, Thompson is no longer in custody and is presumably out on bail.)


The Student Government Association at the University of North Alabama is hosting the 2012 Florence City Mayoral Debate on Monday April 16, 2012 at 6pm in the GUC Performance Center on Campus. This Debate will feature the three candidates running for the position of Mayor of Florence.  If you would like to anonymously submit a question for the candidates to answer, please follow the link to do so https://orgsync.com/41420/forms/show/48097 .


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