Jury: Russell Guilty Of Manslaughter In 2011 Wreck


Richard Ray Russell, during his trial (Photo: Carter Watkins, WHNT News 19)

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Lauderdale County jury has found a man guilty of manslaughter.

Thursday morning, prosecutors and defense attorneys presented closing arguments in Richard Ray Russell’s trial.  It is the third day of the trial, and the jury got the case just after lunch.

They returned with a verdict just after 3 p.m.

Russell is accused of killing James Thomas Campbell during a crash that happened January 15, 2011.

Prosecutors say Russell was under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs when the wreck happened.

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