Parole hearings for suspects charged in 2004 murder

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Three prisoners from Houston County serving time for murder will remain behind bars.

This comes after parole was denied earlier Tuesday in Montgomery.

The three in question have been serving their sentences for more than a decade.

Michael Ray Jackson, Matthew Marsh and Catherine Corley were up for parole.

Marsh and Corely were sentenced to 25 years, and Jackson was sentenced to 23 years for the 2004 murder of Dewey Walker.

The elderly Dothan man was beaten and strangled to death in his Shield Court home.

Prosecutors said Jackson, Marsh and Corley, along with David Wilson, were after Walker's van and the $20,000 sound system inside it.

Tuesday morning, District Attorney Pat Jones and retired police investigator Tony Luker convinced the state parole board to deny early release.

Jones said “after his murder they continued to go back in the house for almost 4 or 5 days if I'm not mistaken.”

He continued “coming back and stealing more items and more and more things. Eventually they stole the van and stripped it of all. It had a lot of audio and visual equipment, several thousand dollars-worth."

David Wilson, the man convicted of actually killing Walker, is awaiting execution on Alabama's death row.

Corely, Jackson and Marsh are eligible for parole again in January 2025.

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