BEACON TRANSCRIPT – On Thursday, a former lawyer was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for attempted murder, kidnapping, and robbery. The court documents reveal that the 52-year-old ex-lawman and his accomplice kidnapped an individual in January 2016 and threatened to remove his genitals with bolt cutters over a $60 debt.
Former Lawyer and Accomplice Ambushed Victim in Basement
James William Woolley, 52, and Monique Antoine Roscoe have been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for kidnapping, torturing, and threatening to kill an individual in January 2016.
According to the police report, Woolley, who was a lawyer, contacted Kimberly Murphy in January over a debt. Murphy told Woolley and Roscoe that another individual, whose identity the authorities refused to disclose, owes her $60 and that she doesn’t know what to do in order to get her money back.
On the day of the assault, Murphy called the victim and asked him to visit her at her Birmingham house. The authorities declared that the individual also had something to pick up from Murphy’s home.
Following his arrival, Murphy told the victim to head downstairs, in the basement, to grab a toolbox. Upon descending, the man got jumped by the former lawyer and his accomplice who, allegedly, were wearing hazmat suits.
The police report mentions that the victim could not provide an accurate description of what the assailants were wearing. The victim said that the two were wearing hazmat suits but given the fact that the basement was poorly lit, they could have easily been chicken suits or painter outfits.
Reportedly, after being jumped by the former lawyer and Roscoe, the victim, who was held at gunpoint, was directed to take a sit on a wooden chair. After that, Woolley kept asking him about the $60 debt. At one point, the individual took out a pair of bolt cutters and threatened to cut off his fingers.
When the victim told Wooley that he doesn’t know anything about the debt, the former lawyer placed the cutters on his genitals and threatened to slit them.
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