U.S. Probation Office: Stewart Parnell Should Spend the Rest of His Life in Prison

July 23, 2015

Stewart Parnell should be sentenced to life in prison, Michael Parnell to 17.5-21.8 years in prison, and Mary Wilkerson to 8-10 years in prison, according to recommendations from the U.S. Probation Office. U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys say those recommendations have been “correctly calculated.”

Speaking for Stewart Parnell’s defense team, Atlanta attorney Ken Hodges called the government’s recommendation for a life sentence for his client “truly absurd.”

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