Justin MacNeil’s (pictured above) trial will be the first to be heard. MacNeil, 24 at the time of the crime, is charged with capital murder during the commission of a robbery and capital murder during the commission of a burglary. His co-defendant, Clifton Ridgeway, 20 at the time, is charged with capital murder during the commission of a burglary. His trial will be held at a later date. MacNeil is in custody at the St. Clair County Jail, and Ridgeway is being held in the Blount County Correctional facility.
MacNeil is represented by Blount County attorneys Bob Bentley and Brett King.