UPDATE: Sentences for Gilley, Spicer and Massey Released

By: Scottie Hunter Email
By: Scottie Hunter Email

UPDATE:6:29pm

Ronnie Gilley has been sentenced to 80 months.
Jarrod Massey has been sentenced to 65 months.
Terry Spicer has been sentenced to 57 months.

More details on News 4 at 10.
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Sentencing arguments for Country Crossing and Bama Jam developer, Ronnie Gilley just wrapped up after a lunch break in the ongoing hearing in the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Montgomery, Ala.

The defense is asking for leniency for Gilley in the tune of 52 consecutive weekends served in the Coffee County Jail, while serving weekdays under house arrest.

The prosecution asks that Gilley face 105 months in federal prison along with a monetary fine.

Prosecutors demanded to know how Gilley could evade prison time and be excused of his crime.

The defense fired back stating that the Coffee County community needs Gilley because Bama Jam Farms, which currently employees around 400 people, would otherwise be without a leader.

David Harrison, Gilley's attorney, argued that the lenient sentence is only fitting seeing as how Gilley has already faced consequences surrounding this trial, including spending 180 days in the Montgomery County Jail, traveling to the trials and having all of his actions and statements broadcast on social media since the trial began.

To further support the lenient sentence, Harrison also cited that Gilley has been nothing but cooperative throughout the entire proceedings.

No rulings have been announced. Arguments for Jarrod Massey are currently under way.

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