Monday, January 19, 2009

Jeffrey Scott Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced Monday evening that a jury convicted Jeffrey Scott for the murder of his wife who was beaten to death on Thanksgiving Day in 2006.

After nearly seven hours of deliberation, the jury found Jeffrey Scott guilty of second degree murder for killing Ashley Scott, 28, on November 23, 2006.

Scott faces 15 to 25 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for February 19.

"The murder of Ashley Scott is one of the most tragic, horrible examples of domestic violence we have seen in our community. While we feel the evidence supported a finding of first degree murder, the jury has held Jeffrey Scott accountable, and we hope this verdict brings some closure to Ashley’s family and many friends," said Gibbons.

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