Clemmons found guilty of felony murder in Lauderdale County
FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – A jury found Raymond Clemmons guilty of felony murder Friday afternoon.
Sentencing is set for October 8 at 9 a.m.
During testimony earlier this week, detectives went over crime scene photos depicting the scene, including disturbing photographs of the victim.
Wednesday morning started with several witnesses for the prosecution which included the Lauderdale County Coroner and followed by the transportation company which carried the body of Jerry Ivy to the state forensics lab in Huntsville.
44-year-old Raymond Clemmons sat quietly while other witnesses took the stand going over procedures of the investigation.
Just after 10, Sgt. Dennis Patterson with the Florence Police Department took the stand and presented several pictures of the crime scene.
Photos of the deceased victim lying on the ground were shown to the jury as evidence as family members of Ivy turned their heads in the audience.
Patterson said one bullet fragment was found in Ivy’s truck, despite witnesses saying they heard two gun shots.
Defense attorneys contend the shooting happened in self-defense.
They say Ivy showed up at the home Clemmons was at and threatened him with a baseball bat.
Scientists with the state forensics lab testified Ivy was shot one time near the left eye and had an exit wound in the back of his head.
During cross examination, defense attorney’s pointed out a toxicology report in which Jerry Ivy had alcohol, cocaine, and hydrocodone in his system at the time an autopsy was performed.
Although this is a capital murder case, prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty.