A judge in Decatur, Alabama has thrown out charges against a teacher for allegedly having sexual relations with two students when she taught at Decatur High School. 44-year-old Carrie Witt had her charges dismissed without prejudice on constitutional grounds on Thursday.
According to WHNT, Witt was accused of sleeping with two students between 16 and 19 years old.
Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson ruled students can consent to sex under state law once they turn 16, unless someone uses a “position of authority” to “coerce, groom, or otherwise obtain the illegitimate consent of the alleged victims.” Although a teacher may be in a position of authority, the judge found that it “clearly does not exist between every school employee and every student regardless of where that student is enrolled.”
In other words, prosecutors have to prove that Witt “was actually in a position of authority over the victim/student and that the position of authority was
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A dozen inmates broke out of an Alabama prison Sunday night, and one of the 12 is still at large. How did they do it? Peanut butter!
The convicts used peanut butter to alter the number on a door to the outside to make it look like another cell door., according to Mashable. Then, one of them convinced a new jail employee, who was watching the prisoners on closed-circuit TV from a control room, to open it. The new worker unknowingly unlocked a door that opened to the outside. He thought he had just opened a cell door.
“Changing numbers on doors with peanut butter – It may sound crazy, but these kinds of people are crazy like a fox,” Walker County Sheriff James Underwood said during a press conference. “He thought he was opening the cell door for this man to go in his cell, but in fact he
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RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – A murder case that haunted the East Alabama community 10 years ago and was dragged out after two trials will once again be revisited in a national murder TV show.
Lisa Graham, the Russell County woman convicted in the murder-for-hire death of her daughter in 2007, will be the subject of a national murder TV show.
The case will be featured Sunday night at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT and again at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on the show “Snapped” on the Oxygen network.
Graham was found guilty on March 5, 2015, of capital murder in the murder-for-hire plot that killed her daughter, 21-year-old Stephanie Shae Graham in July 2007.
Lisa Graham was convicted in 2015 in the murder-for-hire death of her daughter and was given the death penalty on November 18, 2015.
The jury in her retrial recommended that Graham be sentenced
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