Parole date set for man convicted of beating woman to death, setting house on fire

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GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — On Thursday, Dale/Geneva County district attorney Kirk Adams confirmed a parole date has been set next month for Phenico Hornsby.

Thirteen-years-ago, Hornsby led authorities on a manhunt across Geneva county’s Bellwood community during a crime rampage. He was convicted of manslaughter in the beating death of Jewel Bingham.

He also attacked a second woman in her home and then set the structure on fire while she and her children were inside. Fortunately, they were able to escape. Hornsby has served 12 and a half years of a 40-year sentence.

Adams says he’ll contest Hornsby from ever being released on parole from prison.

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