Saturday, July 24, 2010


I have to raise this question, as I have been viewing different comments about the Jury Members in the Billy Brown trial, that took place this week, of Monday through Friday, July 19 = July 23, 2010.  I went to the Montgomery Advertiser site where people can make comments concerning different articles that were written  by reporters.  One particular comment caught my eye, because it raised a VERY LARGE RED FLAG.  Cigarettes seemed to be a large part of Billy's trial, since they were brought up on several different occasions.  NOW, cigarettes have posed a NEW and VERY IMPORTANT issue in Billy's trial.  Here is the comment from the Montgomery Advertiser site, and whoever made this comment, I would very much like to interview you.  (You can contact me via  Also any of the JURY MEMBERS OF THE BILLY BROWN TRIAL, I would like to interview or speak with you, also. 

"grouchyoldlady wrote:
It seems awful funny that the jurors that smoke were told that they could not go outside to smoke due to the doors at the court house would lock them out. All of a sudden they were ready to get back up there and come with a verdict. Mr. skull shirt and the jury foreman were in a hurry to rush it up. Took them less than 10 minutes after that. As soon as they got through and got outside they lighted up their cigarettes. Looks like a smoke is more important than a mans life. Shame on you!"

7/23/2010 8:18:07 PM

Now, if this really happened, and was witnessed by someone, it is a VERY important issue in Billy Brown's case, and the person who posted this, should come forward and verify that this took place.  It's a serious issue, if the jury members were feeling pressure to HURRY THEIR DECISION.  Whomever this person is (grouchyoldlady), I would very much like to speak with you.  I can put you in touch with the right people to also pass this information along to.  Serious things are happening in Autauga County and have been for a VERY LONG TIME.  ILLEGAL activity by court officials and public officials.  It's time that the citizens of Autauga County wake up and see what is really going on in their "sleepy town" and outskirts of town.  This is NOT the preferred community.  The law changes for Montgomery people when they cross the river bridge. 

1 comment:

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

I need to also bring to your attention, that JURY MEMBERS WERE NOT TAKING WRITTEN NOTES during the time that I was present in court. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. I never saw a jury member write down anything that was being said. I found that to be peculiar. I witnessed several people in the audience taking notes (including myself). How can you come to a fair and impartial conclusion concerning a case, if you DON'T take notes? A lot of the time, things are not allowed into evidence that makes a difference in a case. You might only hear about what wasn't allowed into evidence DURING the presentation speeches by the attorneys. From what I heard, by both sides, I did not see that Billy was guilty of using his position for personal gain. You could accuse him of being a GREAT BOSS, a caring person to the inmates, etc...but NOT benefiting from the transactions he made, any more than the sheriff and some of the employees did. The sheriff benefitted from two of the questionable items HIMSELF, at his own admission. WAKE UP PRATTVILLE AND AUTAUGA COUNTY.