Lisa Ann Millican Obituary, Death Cause – The lady who was convicted of the abduction and murder of Lisa Ann Millican, who was 13 years old at the time, was not granted release by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles in the year 1982. Judith Ann Neelley has been serving her sentence for the crime that she and her husband, Alvin Neelley, who passed away in jail in 2005, committed. Judith Ann Neelley has been incarcerated for the last four decades.
Millican was taken from a shopping center in Rome, Georgia, by the pair as they were winding down their run of criminal activity, and they transported her to a hotel in the northeastern part of Alabama. There, they violated her sexually and physically abused her. Millican was accompanied by Judith Ann Neelley as they traveled to Little River Canyon while Alvin Neelley and the couple’s twin children were out having breakfast. According to the records filed in the case, Neelley shot the youngster after injecting her with drain cleaner six times. When that failed to kill the child, Neelley shot her.
“During the course of the next 24 hours, she called law enforcement three separate times to tell them that they had the corpse of a 13-year-old girl at the bottom of their canyon,” Mike O’Dell, a district attorney who prosecuted Neelley, said on Thursday. Neelley was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of the child. “She was bragging about it.” / “She was boasting about it.”
According to O’Dell, who has worked at the District Attorney’s office for the last four decades, he has never met another individual “as evil and depraved as Judith Ann Neelley.” In 1983, at the conclusion of Neelley’s 16-day trial, a jury in DeKalb County found her guilty and recommended that she be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release. The Honorable Randall Cole, the Judge, did not concur. Instead, he handed Neelley a sentence of execution by means of the electric chair.