Norman Glen Manning
Birth: October 23, 1939
Death: September 27, 1999
No obituary found
Married to Vivian D. 3 Oct 1963, born 13 Nov 1945.
Parents Glen Wilbur and Mary Louise Manning.
Burial: Memory Hill Cemetery, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama, USA, Plot: Garden of the Chimes
Apr. 30, 2005
A Dothan teenager, who was sentenced to die for murder, has been ordered to spend his life in prison instead.
James Willis Bonds was just 16 when Norman Manning was shot to death in September of 1999. The 57-year-old businessman was killed during a robbery at his office near downtown Dothan. Judge Ed Jackson followed a jury’s recommendation and sentenced Bonds to die.
But last month, the United States Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 vote, held that convicted killers could not be put to death if they were under the age of 18 when the crime was committed.
On Friday, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ordered Judge Jackson to sentence bonds to life without parole. The judge has 28 days to carry out that order.