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May 21, 2018
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Alabama Attorney General
AG MARSHALL ANNOUNCES COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS
UPHOLDS JEFFERSON COUNTY MURDER CONVICTION
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama
Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of Josalyn Nicole Evans.
Evans, 37, of Birmingham, was convicted in Jefferson County Circuit Court in June
2017, for the murder of Ieshia Mayhand.
Evidence was presented at trial about the following events on February 12, 2016.
Patrick Lewis had a previous relationship with the victim, Mayhand, and was the father
of her baby. At the time of the murder, he was then in a dating relationship with Evans.
That day, Mayhand came to Evans’s house looking for Lewis to ask him for money for
diapers for the baby. Evans opened the door and immediately became confrontational
with Mayhand, who then left the porch and went out to the yard. Evans got a pistol and
followed Mayhand. As Mayhand was leaving, Evans shot her twice; with one bullet
striking her in the head and killing her.
Jefferson County District Attorney Mike Anderton’s Office prosecuted the case.
Upon conviction, the trial court sentenced Evans to 20 years’ imprisonment. Evans
appealed her conviction and sentence. On Friday, May 18, the Court of Criminal
Appeals affirmed her conviction.
Attorney General Marshall commended Assistant Attorney General William Dill
of the Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Section for his successful work in this case.
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