Murder victim's family forced to wait even longer for trial


December 15, 2022

from Buffalo River Review,


Margie and Jerry Barber of Linden have been waiting more than forty-eight months for the man who confessed to killing their son, Jerrel, to stand trial.

Now, they will have to wait even longer.

The trial for Jimmy Kevin Medlin, charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Jerrel Barber on October 14, 2018, was set for November 21-23 in Decatur County—but now has been put off until February 27 through March 3, 2023, the new “tentative” dates according to a letter to the Barbers from 24th Judicial District Attorney General Neil Thompson...

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