Dionne Eatmon was sentenced to death and remains on Alabama Death Row for the kidnapping and murders of two people. Dionne Eatmon along with Aundra Marshall would kidnap, beat and later set on fire Clarence and Allison Kile. Dionne Eatmon would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
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A jury voted 11-1 for the death penalty for a Bessemer man convicted in the fiery deaths of a couple for failure to pay a crack cocaine debt.
Jefferson County Circuit Judge Teresa Petelos will sentence Aundra Marshall, 31, on April 22. The judge could accept the jury’s recommended penalty or sentence him to life in prison without parole.
Marshall was convicted late Thursday of capital murder in the February 2004 deaths of Clarence R. Kile, 48, and his wife, Allison Kile, 39.
Prosecutors said the victims were burned alive in the trunk of their car after Clarence Kile failed to pay a drug debt. Defense lawyer Erskine Mathis said he will appeal the conviction. Co-defendant Dionne Eatmon’s trial is scheduled for April.
Assistant District Attorney Lane Tolbert said the Kiles were beaten and bound before being forced into their trunk and driven to a dead- end Brighton street. Gasoline and kerosene were splashed on the car and the Kiles before it was set afire.
Tolbert said the killing was a message to crack addicts in Brighton that if they didn’t pay, the same thing could happen to them.