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- [MS] Newly retired Major McClendon's defense for killing Angelia? - ...Jackson County Jail Warden Major Randy R. McClendon, who retired as warden of Jackson County Adult Detention Center in June - TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH HIS WIFE ANGELIA - will claim "nonviolent abuse" as his defense for MURDERING her...
- [MS] Angie's people - ...I AM ANGIE'S AUNT. IT IS REALLY HARD ON US BUT WE ARE GOING TO BE ANGIE'S VOICE. RANDY TOOK HERS BUT WE WILL FIGHT UNTIL THE END OF TIME. SHE WOULD FOR US.
- [MS] KILLING ANGIE - Ex-Major McClendon gets to plea down
- ...The 55-year-old Gautier resident was first charged with murder but pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of manslaughter before Harrison County Circuit Judge Roger Clark, who was appointed to preside over the case....
Angie's mother, Joy Bailey
Angie's brother, Jason Bailey
Because Randy McClendon stole Angie's life - and her voice - I have chosen in my editing to remove his voice from the article below too. He talked too much in court yesterday - a court where Angie couldn't say a word in defense of herself, her character, or tell her side of what happened that day. He just yacked. Yada yada. His attorney did the yada yada about Randy's illustrious career as if it could be weighed against murder. I edited that out too because Angie couldn't take the stand. Games up. It's Angie's day so I didn't post his picture either. I've included the link to the whole article as I always do, but to Randy McClendon - buh-bye.
20 YEARS FOR KILLING WIFE
Former warden sentenced in manslaughter case
SunHerald.com, MS - 24 minutes ago
By MARGARET BAKER - firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 22, 2008
[Excerpts] PASCAGOULA - Friends of Angelia "Angie" McClendon said Tuesday she was planning to divorce former Jackson County jail warden Randy McClendon when he shot and killed her after a violent fight in 2006. A judge on Tuesday sentenced McClendon to 20 years in prison. He was originally charged with murder, but had pleaded guilty this year to a reduced charge of manslaughter. "I hate it for everyone that his... action has touched," said Kimberly G. Starks Dudenbostal, one of Angie's co-workers and a longtime friend. "No one wants to believe he'd kill Angie in cold blood. Angie told me that she would not leave the marriage alive, that there would not be a divorce, that one of them would not leave the marriage alive. She would laugh it off... Angie said it in civil times, and it got more frequent, and I didn't do anything. She told my father that Randy would shoot her before they got divorced." Angie McClendon died of a gunshot wound to the chest on Oct. 12, 2006, after she and her husband got into what witnesses described Tuesday as a violent confrontation at their home on Cockleshell Road in Gautier... The couple, according to testimony, often fought and a gun was usually involved... On Tuesday, special Judge Roger Clark sentenced McClendon to the maximum 20 years in prison, noting at the time that McClendon had not offered any apology for what happened... McClendon, whose relatives filled two court rows along with several of his former colleagues at the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, never shed a tear or made eye contact with any of his wife's relatives. Jason Bailey, Angie's brother, said he'll never understand what prompted a man he once looked up to to turn on his sister. "She was always there for me," Bailey said. "The hardest part about losing Angie is the man I looked up to for many years like a father figure killed her. Randy knew how much I looked up to Angie. He was in law enforcement and he taught me a lot. How could he do this?... What could my sister have done to deserve this? He should have known better... " Joy Bailey, Angie's mother, openly cried at Tuesday's sentencing. Afterward, she said, "Justice is served." McClendon was taken straight from the Jackson County courthouse to a correctional facility in Rankin County. [Full article here]