Marion-Winston Office of District Attorney

Gov. Ivey, DA Slatton announce $6.3M grant for victims assistance


Shown at the Friday, Dec. 7, announcement by Gov. Kay Ivey concerning the awarding of a $6.3 million state grant that will allow Alabama District Attorneys to hire 88 Certified Victim Service Officers to assist victims of crime are (from left) 25th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Slatton, Ivey, Marion County Victim Service Officer Gena Holloway and Winston County Victim Service Officer Tammy Miller.

MONTGOMERY - Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Friday, Dec. 7, the awarding of a $6.3 million state grant that will allow Alabama district attorneys to hire 88 Certified Victim Service Officers to assist victims of crime.
Speaking at a news conference on Friday afternoon, Dec. 7, in the Old House Chamber, Ivey noted the need for more assistance for crime victims.

Boutain pleads guilty for murdering Utah student, will serve life sentence


Austin Boutain (center) looks on during a court hearing Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Boutain, an ex-convict charged with gunning down a University of Utah student from China, using a stolen gun from a previous killing, pleaded guilty to murder and kidnapping charges. Boutain entered the pleas in an agreement with prosecutors that allows him to avoid a possible death penalty. He was sentenced to life without parole. (Rick Bowmer/AP Photo)

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - A former Marion County resident has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for shooting and killing a University of Utah student.
Austin Jeffery Boutain, 24, formerly of Guin, pled guilty to aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Salt Lake City, Utah.