Former Tutwiler Guard Found Not Guilty Of Custodial Sexual Misconduct Against Inmate
A shocking verdict leaves a former Tutwiler prison guard free of charges of custodial sexual misconduct. An Elmore County jury found him not guilty of allegations made by a death-row inmate.
After two long, emotional days in an Elmore County courtroom, a jury found Matthew Hall, a former Tutwiler prison guard not guilty of engaging in Custodial Sexual Msconduct with inmate, Christie Scott, who's in for Capital Murder. The defense says they were pleased with the jurrors decision. but we also reached out to prosecuters to hear about what happened.
After 35 minutes of waiting, the decision shocked the courtroom.
Matthew Hall, the former Tutwiler Prison guard was found not guilty of of kissing and inappropriately touching death-row inmate, Christie Scott. The allegations stem from an annonymous letter sent to the Tutwiler warden back in 2011.
In closing arguments, the prosecution re-played a recording of what it calls a confession made by Hall, saying he touched Scott's breasts and kissed her, but that wasn't enough to get the guilty verdict.
Elmore county district attorney chief deputy, CJ Robinson, says he's disappointed abouut the verdict.
"We're not shocked . In the process of jury selection earlier this week, there were some jurrors who expressed they had issues with the victim being an inmate. now obviously those people were out and none of them were on the jury but that being an attitude that was there was certainly a realistic possibility we had to deal with," Said Robinson.