Hearings set on motions to vacate convictions and sentences of Parnell brothers in deadly Salmonella outbreak
Brothers Stewart Parnell, 66, and Michael Parnell, 62, have, respectively, another 18 and 11 years to serve in federal prisons for their 2014 jury convictions involving Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).
But with so-called “2255” evidentiary hearings now scheduled, on April 20 for Michal and on May 25 for Stewart, the early release of both men is a possible outcome. Their trial was in relation to a deadly Salmonella outbreak traced to their peanut products.
By getting evidentiary hearings on their motions to “Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct” their sentences, the Parnells have secured something many others do not get.
United States Magistrate Judge Thomas Q. Langstaff has agreed to hear the motions in the same Albany, GA, courthouse where the Parnells were convicted and sentenced.
Section 2255, according to Judge Langstaff, provides that:
“a prisoner in custody under sentence of a court established by Act of Congress claiming the … Read more