For Immediate Release
May 30, 2019
Jacquees Boone Sentenced to Life in Prison
Montgomery County, Ala. – A Montgomery man found guilty of attempted murder will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Jacquees Boone was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Jimmy Pool, District Attorney Daryl Bailey announced.
Boone was convicted in February 2015 for the March 2014 shooting of Alondre Cooley, who was left paralyzed from the chest down by a bullet that is still lodged in his spine. In 2015, Boone was found guilty of attempted murder, but that conviction was vacated, and the case went back to trial in October 2017.
During that trial, the brother of the victim, Kelvin Cooley, testified as a witness for the prosecution. Immediately following his testimony, he was shot and killed outside of the courthouse.
Due to the witness being killed, the court declared a mistrial and the case was tried again earlier this month, resulting in Jacquees Boone’s conviction on May 8, 2019. Jacquees Boone’s brother, Josephus Boone, is currently charged with capital murder in Kelvin Cooley’s death.
District Attorney Daryl Bailey expressed his appreciation to Deputy District Attorneys Michele Davidson and Damon Lewis for their outstanding work. He also thanked Investigators J.P. Wilson and John Brown and the Montgomery Police Department for their work in the investigation of the case.
District Attorney Bailey said: “This was a truly despicable crime and I am extremely pleased that justice was served in this case. Jacquees Boone’s sentence ensures that he will never be able to harm anyone else, and our streets are a little safer now that this violent criminal has been removed from our community.”