Update: Jury Seated In Weems Trial, Opening Statements Begin Tuesday
COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawyers have picked a jury for the murder trial of Ronald Weems, the man charged with the murder and dismemberment of Amanda Taylor in November 2011.
Opening statements will begin Tuesday morning.
Three co-defendants pleaded guilty late Friday. Laurel Pruett, Matthew Fox and Ashley Greenhill pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution and abuse of a corpse. They allegedly watched as Weems killed Taylor in his basement in Muscle Shoals. Her remains were found two months later in a secluded area.
Judge Jacqueline Hatcher is overseeing the trial, and hasn’t said if she will accept the plea deals yet. She said he will do that after Weems’ trial is over. Prosecutors haven’t said if Pruett, Fox and Greenhill will testify against Weems.
Pruett, Fox and Greenhill could face one to 10 years in prison.
WHNT News 19 is covering Weems’ trial. We’ll continue to update WHNT.com as it unfolds.