Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Does James Leroy Wells III Deserve Parole?

In September 2003, James Leroy Wells III turned 17. The next month he killed his parents. After initially blaming an intruder, James Leroy, who was known as Tre', admitted he had killed the Littleville couple.

It took three and one-half years for Tre' to come to trial. He was eventually convicted of Manslaughter in the death of his mother Lavonda, but acquitted of all charges in his father's death.  Lauderdale County Judge Mike Suttle ordered Tre' to serve the maximum of 20 years.

Tre' had been incarcerated since his parents' deaths and received credit for time served in the Colbert County Jail. He's now housed in Draper Correctional Facility and will end his sentence on December 2, 2023.

Yet supporters of Tre' are hoping he won't serve those last ten years. He comes up for parole on Tuesday, September 24th. Has Tre' paid for his crimes? It's always hard to judge one so young who had no prior record; however, he killed his own parents. A psychiatrist at the trial called Tre' delusional.

For those who wish to write the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles:

Re: James Leroy Wells III
AIS# 255622
301 South Ripley Street
PO Box 302405
Montgomery, Al 36130-2405
Telephone: (334) 353-7771, 353-8067
FAX: (334) 242-1809


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