Weems Files For Mistrial After Murder Conviction

Ronald Weems, during his trial. (Photo: Carter Watkins, WHNT News 19)

Ronald Weems, during his trial. (Photo: Carter Watkins, WHNT News 19)

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – A man convicted of murder in the Shoals wants a new jury to hear his case.

Attorneys for Ronald Weems have filed a motion for a mistrial.  A Colbert County jury found Weems guilty of killing and dismembering Amanda Taylor.

Earlier this month, Judge Jackie Hatcher sentenced Weems to life in prison for Taylor’s death, and 10 years in jail for abuse of a corpse.  During the sentencing, Weems’ attorneys asked the judge to throw out the case.  However, the judge stated that motion was premature, and would not be considered that day.

Now, a hearing is set for June 27 to review the mistrial motion.

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