FOX 10 (ALABAMA), 14 SEPTEMBER 2017, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:
ELMORE CO., AL (WSFA) – An Elmore County Jury found Juanice Cole not guilty of assaulting a handcuffed prisoner at Elmore County Correctional Facility in 2015.
The trial began Wednesday. The defendant took the stand and admitted to striking the prisoner Nedrick Boyd, who is serving a life sentence for attempted murder. Cole told jurors she took physical action against Boyd because he reportedly put his bodily fluids on her during a shift at Elmore County Correctional Facility.
During closing arguments Thursday, Cole’s defense attorney Kenny James told jurors Cole ‘probably’ reacted poorly to the situation, but justified her use of physical force.