Last week, ADA Madison David made the trek to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole in Montgomery to protest the release of five inmates who the District Attorney’s Office still believe are a threat to society. These inmates have only served partial sentences and after much deliberation the parole board decided to deny early release.
The inmates include:
Daniel James Stewart
Daniel James Stewart has served 3 years of his 20 year sentence after a jury convicted him of Rape 2nd and Enticing a Child to Enter a Vehicle for Immoral Purposes. Stewart had sexual relations with his 13 year old female relative back in 2013. Each charge carried a ten year sentence. The victim an her family were present in opposition to his early release.
Rodriquez Demetrius Toney
Between October 2009 and February 2010 Rodriquez Toney robbed multiple local businesses either by force or wielding a weapon. Some of the businesses included the Golden Egg Restaurant, Dollar General, Circle K, and Summit Gas. Rodriquez pled guilty to four counts of Robbery first degree and was given a LIFE sentence for each incident. He has only served 8 months and four years of his LifeX4 sentence.
Randy Dewayne McGhee
In 2007, Randy McGhee and his co-defendant robbed 5 gas stations in Mobile by threatening to use deadly force. These businesses included a Raceway, two Circle Ks, the Flamingo Shell, and an Exon. The defendant confessed to all 5 cases and was sentenced to 25 years per robbery. McGhee has only served 10 years of his sentence.
Ricky Lynn Barber
Ricky Barber has currently served 9 years after pleading guilty to Robbery 1st degree for two separate incidents. He was sentenced to 20 years per robbery. The defendant stole a vehicle and threatened to shoot the victim if he did not comply with his demands on September 15,2018. The defendant committed a similar robbery only three days later.
Raphael Jermine Landrum
A jury convicted Raphael Landrum of Manslaughter and Certain Persons Forbidden in 2008. He received 20 years for the Manslaughter charge and 55 years for the Certain Person Forbidden charge. The defendant has only served 11 years and 7 months of his sentence. Even though the defendant was 17 at the time of the incident he was still tried as an adult. Landrum and two other codefendants shot the victim while he was trying to flee. They then proceeded to leave the victim on the side of the road. While in DOC Landrum has obtained over twenty disciplinaries. He will most likely incur new charges after the last violent incident.