Greenwood Murderer Being Released After 24 Years

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — After serving 24 years in prison, 41-year old Paul Murrell Stewart is being paroled. At 17 Stewart pleaded guilty to capital murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in a shooting spree that left two men dead at convenience stores east of Greenwood in 1995. Stewart and Edwin Turner stopped at a convenience store in Leflore County where Turner shot a cashier before driving to another store where Turner shot a customer outside the business. Both were later arrested at Turner’s house in Carroll County and Turner was executed in February of 2012. Last Wednesday the state parole board unanimously approved his parole; inmates are not released until they have an approved address so Stewart remains incarcerated at the Marshall County Correctional Facility in Holly Springs.


7 Comments on "Greenwood Murderer Being Released After 24 Years"

  1. And Hart Turner his accomplice stay’s in prison.

  2. And just WHAT does “Life WITHOUT Parole” mean??

  3. Avatar Dr. Adolf Thorstein | November 7, 2019 at 5:18 pm | Reply

    It means what is says: no possibility of parole, ever. However, Mr. Paul Stewart was a juvenile and only an accomplice, having never hurt anyone during that crime in 1995. He certainly deserves to be released. I had the privilege of yakking to Mr. Stewart on several occasions, me being asked to evaluate him over the years. His high intelligence concerning an array of subjects impressed me, especially his profound knowledge of world history, politics, science and his ability to speak both Spanish and German fluently. His moral and ethical aptitude ranged very high as well. The young man was simply charming and a delight to get to know. I’m so happy for his successful parole hearing and wish him and his family the best!
    —Dr. Adolf Thorstein

  4. Avatar Tameka Brown, former Parchman ofc. | December 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm | Reply

    answered prayer… Mr. Stewart deserves to finally go home!

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