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Social media post delays former Thorsby teacher's sentencing
Fox via YJNews ^ | Jul 25, 2014 | Melynda Sides

Posted on 07/25/2014 11:58:07 PM PDT by expat1000

CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - In a twist in the case of a former Thorsby teacher accused of rape and sodomy of a teen, the judge has postponed her sentencing due to a social media post.

Jennifer McNeill was supposed to be sentenced on Thursday morning, but a Facebook post caused the judge to delay sentencing until August 7 at 8 a.m.

The Facebook post indicated McNeill is innocent. Her attorney claims the victim, his mother and his brother hacked her Facebook account and made the post. However, the family denies that claim.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Alabama
This is an interesting case as the teacher pled guilty as part of a plea bargain, then went on FB and proclaimed her innocence.

The judge was not amused. He then rejected the guilty plea, and is forcing the case to go to trial.

1 posted on 07/25/2014 11:58:07 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

A bit of a correction, this article states sentencing is delayed, but elsewhere that the judge ruled it would go to trial. Maybe he changed his mind.

2 posted on 07/26/2014 12:00:33 AM PDT by expat1000 ("If you're explaining, you're losing" Ronald Reagan)
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