Tiffany Marie Nunley and Jessica Lynn Nunley are fraternal twins. The 21 year-olds appear to have taken separate paths in the past few years, but now both will be facing a trip down south. They, along with John Junior Minton, have been arrested for the murder of David Lynn Pennington, a 50 year-old disabled man who was reportedly stabbed over 80 times by Tiffany Nunley as her two companions waited outside in their car.
Sources say the twins often traded sex for drugs and/or money, but on the night of Pennington's murder in April 2011, only Tiffany entered the victim's home. All three are facing Capital Murder charges due to the added element of robbery. The State will seek to prove Minton and Jessica Nunley knew Tiffany planned to kill the wheelchair bound Pennington, but a Felony Murder conviction seems a much more likely outcome for the pair.
Minton, 30, has a number of previous convictions. In 2003, he and three other young men stole and torched a Lauderdale County school bus. In 2008, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance--non-marijuana. Both he and Jessica Nunley have been arraigned for Pennington's murder and have been assigned court appointed attorneys; sources say Tiffany Nunley, a one-time cosmetology student at Shoals Community College, should face an arraignment hearing before the end of the month.
Jeremy Wade Risner, the Tennessee man for whom a warrant was issued last week, has been apprehended and is in custody at the Florence-Lauderdale Detention Center. Jeremy's last name caused some undue problems for Kenneth Eugene Risner of Florence when Sheriff Ronnie Willis confused the two. Jeremy Risner now faces attempting to elude and resisting arrest charges in Lauderdale County, as well as the original burglary charges in Wayne County, Tennessee.
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