Alabama: Jimmy Spencer triple murder trial enters day five

MARSHALL COUNTY, Alabama (WHNT) — A jury trial for a Birmingham man charged in the 2018 Guntersville triple murder will enter its fifth day on Friday.

57 year old Spencer charged with the death penalty The trial of Marie Martin, her great-grandson Colton Lee, and her neighbor Martha Rellford, July 2018. Prosecutors seek the death penalty.

in the meantime opening statement on thursdayKellett said the case began when Martin’s granddaughter was unable to contact her and stopped by to check on her. I got

He said his granddaughter found both Martin and Lee dead in the house.

Prosecutors said police found Rellford after they determined he had not been seen for several days. She was also found dead in her home. Kellett said they were both apparently killed in a robbery, and that Lee was attacked because he was a witness.

Kellett said Spencer eventually took the hatchet and went to Relliford’s house to make money. He said Rellford was killed during this encounter, robbing Spencer of about $700.

He said Spencer went to Martin’s house after the money ran out and during the encounter Martin and Lee were killed and Spencer took $13.

Kellett said there was evidence conclusively that Spencer was guilty of the charges he was made.

Attorney Jerry Baker said in his opening statement that the case would be tough.

Baker asked the jury to be fair to Spencer and simply follow the evidence.

Several witnesses were called to testify on Thursday, describing the days leading up to, during, and after the killing.

The prosecution questioned each witness extensively, but the defense did not cross-examine the witnesses.

The trial will resume Friday morning in Marshall County Courthouse. News 19 provides live updates from the court.

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