If a former Fords Valley Water Cooperative worker is convicted when she involves trial on robbery fees, the state needs the pass judgement on to believe a sentence past the sentencing tenet for first-degree robbery.
Vicki Barron Griffin, 64, was once arrested after a grand jury indictment in September. She is accused of the robbery of $14,237.04 from the water cooperative, the place she was once hired on the time.
The state filed a understand of intent Friday to offer “stressful instances and search departure from obligatory sentencing pointers” if Griffin is convicted. The case is anticipated to come back to trial in Would possibly.
Etowah County Deputy District Legal professional Marcus Reid mentioned on this case, the defendant is accused of taking cash whilst serving ready of consider.
First-degree robbery is a Magnificence B criminal. Alabama’s same old sentencing vary for such an offense is 2 to twenty years in jail.
Reid mentioned the state needs the pass judgement on to give you the chance of taking a look at particular instances alleged within the case to resolve the correct sentence, will have to there be a conviction.
“Folks convicted of first-degree robbery infrequently get jail time,” Reid mentioned.
The annoying instances put ahead within the understand are:
The crime concerned a couple of individuals within the legal behavior and the defendant (allegedly) performed a big function within the crime because the chief, organizer, recruiter supervisor or manager.
The offense concerned a fiduciary courting, together with a home courting, which existed between the defendant and the sufferer.
The offense concerned an tried or exact taking or receipt of belongings of serious financial worth or injury inflicting nice financial loss to the sufferer(s).
The offense concerned a top diploma of class or making plans, happened over a long time frame, concerned a couple of sufferers, or concerned a unmarried sufferer victimized greater than as soon as.
The state will provide proof of those stressful instances if Griffin is convicted, to fortify its intent to request a sentence upward from the sentencing pointers.
Touch Gadsden Instances reporter Donna Thornton at 256-393-3284 or [email protected]
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