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June 15, 2015
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Luther Strange
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(MONTGOMERY) -Attorney General Luther Strange announced the sentencing of a
woman in Perry County for attempted murder of a state trooper. Janice Green, also known as
Janice Ford or Janice Billingsley, was found guilty by a jury in December of 2014. Today she
was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison. Upon completion of this sentence, she is to serve 78
months for a related federal gun charge. She currently is incarcerated in the Bibb County Jail.

The Attorney General’s Criminal Trials Division presented evidence that Green fired a
shot with a high-powered, scoped bolt-action rifle at a member of a State Trooper Tactical
Team that had come to serve a search warrant at her home. The search warrant arose from an
investigation into allegations that Green was involved in a plan to kill a Fourth Judicial Circuit
Judge and a Special Agent of the Attorney General’s Office. After her arrest, Green told law
enforcement officers that, “If I knew how to work that gun, I would have shot y’all up.”

“Anyone who threatens or attempts to harm a law enforcement officer must face a
severe penalty. I am pleased that this defendant has been convicted and was ordered to serve
30 years in prison for her crime,” said Attorney General Strange. “Law enforcement officers
put their lives on the line to protect their fellow citizens, as did the state troopers who served
the warrant upon this woman.”

Both Green and her mother, Marie Billingsley, were charged regarding separate plots
to kill the Judge and Special Agent. Billingsley subsequently pleaded guilty to conspiracy to
commit assault. Green was found not guilty of related charges after a witness changed his

Attorney General Strange commended those who handled this case, noting in
particular Assistant Attorneys General Andrew Arrington, John Hensley and Kelly Godwin.
He thanked the Alabama State Troopers, State Trooper Tactical Team III, the State Bureau of
Investigations, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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