Repeat, Violent Offender Facing Rape Charges in Two Counties

Willie Fred Jenkins, Courtesy – Butler Co. Jail Willie Fred Jenkins of Greenville was arrested early February and is facing charges of rape, sodomy, and kidnapping in Butler County. He is also facing three counts of rape in Lowndes County, from another arrest that came after the first alleged victim came forward. Authorities say Jenkins has a violent criminal history….

Board Denies Parole to Inmate Convicted of 1991 Kidnapping

Alabama’s parole board is refusing to free an inmate convicted of kidnapping a young attorney who was never seen again following her disappearance in 1991. The board denied parole Tuesday for 54-year-old Karen McPherson, who has been in prison 25 years. McPherson was sentenced to life imprisonment for her role in the kidnapping of 25-year-old Carrie Smith Lawson in Walker…