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Third Sentence Issued in Alabama Murder of Scotty Joe Weaver

A third sentence has been handed down in the brutal 2004 murder case of Scotty Joe Weaver, following the recent sentencing of Robert Lofton and Christopher Gaines, two men who had direct participation in Weaver's death.

Nicole Kelsay, a lifelong friend of Weaver's, watched as Lofton and Gaines beat, strangled, and stabbed him to death. They then transported his body to a rural area and set it on fire. The charred corpse was discovered partially decomposed by the side of a rural road. Kelsay, like Gaines and Lofton, was offered a deal for her guilty plea.

According to WPMI Mobile, "As part of the plea agreement, Kelsay was sentenced to 20-years in prison, however, she will be eligible for parole in about six years."

WeaverThe sentencing marks the end of a long ordeal for the mother of Scotty Joe Weaver, WKRG reports:

"For the first time since the ordeal began Martha Weaver addressed the court and specifically Kelsay. Afterwards her questions were still unanswered. 'Why did she do it? Why did she plot to hurt him like that? Because he done nothing to her. He always tried to help her. He loved her more than anything.' The three people responsible for Scottie Weaver's murder have now all pleaded guilty. The legal case is over. But it will never be over for Martha Weaver. 'It won't never go away cause I don't have my baby no more. Cause of them, they took him away from me.' In court, Weaver told Kelsay she hoped she would never rest for what she did to Scottie. Kelsay made no statement and left the courtroom in shackles and handcuffs."

Last Guilty Plea In Scottie Weaver Murder Case [wkrg]
Third person pleads guilty to murder in death of Scotty Weaver [wpmi]

(video courtesy WKRG)

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  1. Some "lifelong friend"...

    Posted by: Wes | Sep 14, 2007 10:23:27 AM

  2. this story is absolutely heartbreaking. this young man trusted that, because he had been a good friend, he could have expected as much in return. but something within that girl's brain (soul?) made her suppose that he was less than she. this is why homophopia is so virulent. it rationalizes outrageous behavior while it injures everyone it touches.

    Posted by: nic | Sep 14, 2007 10:57:15 AM

  3. Possibility of parole in 6 years?

    Are you serious?

    It's outrageous that this bitch got anything less than life without the possibility of parole.

    The vagina factor strikes again.

    Posted by: Zeke | Sep 14, 2007 11:09:57 AM

  4. Wasn't this story in the movie documentary Small Town Gay Bar? I thought they interviewed the friend who was given the sentence today as well.

    Posted by: James M | Sep 14, 2007 11:21:10 AM

  5. this is just horrific.

    Posted by: dc-20008 | Sep 14, 2007 11:28:03 AM

  6. religion is a bad thing.

    Posted by: jannon | Sep 15, 2007 1:03:40 AM

  7. This was briefly mentioned in small town gay bar. That's a great movie. It was actually dedicated to Weaver and his brother.

    Posted by: Tom | Sep 15, 2007 12:49:23 PM

  8. Thank goodness this is finally over. The family will never recover but the court drama must make it even harder to heal.

    Posted by: tjwdraws | Sep 16, 2007 10:57:37 AM

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