John William Hoover Jr. was found dead on the morning of June 22, 2004, after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds. The attorney general’s Violent Crimes Division presented evidence to a Talladega County grand jury in December 2018 and as a result, suspect Quentin Jabar Estelle of Munford was arrested by the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force on September 10, 2019. He was released on a $50,000 bond. Estelle’s penalty upon conviction for this class A felony crime of murder would’ve been a maximum of life or not more than 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $60,000.
However, after a jury of 8 men and 4 women deliberated for 4 hours on Friday, March 19,2021, Estelle was acquitted of his murder charge. To learn the full story about Estelle’s acquittal, click here.
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