Convicted killer violates probation, returns to jail
Theo Travers Theo.Travers@wreg.com
[Excerpts] The former deputy jailer was released early and was told by a judge to get a job and seek counseling within 60 days. Johnson's attorney, Arthur Horne, III, says she didn't follow those orders. Monique Johnson was taken back into custody during a status hearing Tuesday. The judge decided Johnson hadn't met arguably the most important condition of her early release: seeking psychiatric help. Horne says, "Ms. Johnson had been in a series of volatile relationships. So, I think the judge felt like that was one of the most important conditions of her probation." Johnson killed her boyfriend, nine-year Memphis Police veteran Tony Hayes and stuffed his body into the trunk of his own car. Police say Johnson had her 16-year-old son help move the body. Johnson told News Channel 3 about how her abusive relationship drove her to kill... A judge sentenced Johnson to four years probation after serving 19 months. Not following a judge's order could cost the former deputy jailer more time in prison... Horne says the state will likely file a petition to revoke Johnson's probation... [Full article here]
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Thursday, May 29, 2008
[TN] Ex-Deputy Monique Johnson rejailed - for not getting psych help
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