I-Team: Accused Guntersville killer left Birmingham homeless shelter

Jimmy O'Neal Spencer, the accused killer in the Guntersville triple homicide, may have left a homeless shelter in Birmingham that he was paroled to and nobody seemed to know anything about it.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 5:30 PM
Updated: Oct 26, 2018 3:48 PM

Jimmy O'Neal Spencer, the accused killer in the Guntersville triple homicide, may have left a homeless shelter in Birmingham that he was paroled to and nobody seemed to know anything about it.

AL.com reported the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles confirmed Spencer was sent to the Jimmie Hale Mission Center. WAAY31 called the center Thursday and they could not comment on a person being ever being there due to privacy laws. Amy Knight, who lives in Guntersville, wants more answers in the case surrounding Jimmy Spencer.

"It's scary to be quite honest with you," Knight said.

Spencer was initially supposed to be paroled to L.I.F.E. Tech, a program helping inmates turn their life around. However, AL.com reports Spencer was actually paroled to Jimmie Hale Mission Center, a homeless shelter. Nobody seems to know why Spencer left the shelter and Knight finds that worrisome.

"[I'm] uneasy because knowing that stuff like this can happen and nobody knows why it happened," Knight said.

Marshall County District Attorney Everett Johnson tells WAAY31 he doesn't know anything about Spencer leaving his parole facility and was never notified Spencer was released. Bob Long is upset Spencer even received parole in the first place.

"I just think its ridiculous this man was let out in public ever again, he's got a record over and over again of what he does when he's loose," Long said.

The Marshall County District Attorney's office tells WAAY31 they are still investigating Spencer's past and they do not know the details surrounding his parole. Spencer has a preliminary hearing date set for August 8th.

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