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Is Lacy Aaron Schmidt Still in Jail?

Lacy Aaron Schmidt found himself on the wrong side of the justice system in his early teen years after murdering Alana Calahan in 2011.

Aaron was 14 when he shot dead Alana, also 14 years old, at her home and tried to hide her body in a nearby thicket.

Since Lacy was only 14 when he was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole, it is natural for those aware of his murder case to want to know if his appeals have bore any fruit in having a reduced life sentence.

So, 11 years later, is Lacy Aaron Schmidt still in prison?

Yes, Lacy is still serving a life imprisonment without parole sentence in Hays State Prison in Georgia.

Lacy’s legal team has tried to appeal Lacy’s life imprisonment without parole sentence without success.

The court upheld its sentence after rejecting Lacy’s arguments that his sentence was cruel and unusual punishment.

 In addition to executing malice murder, Lacy’s other crimes, such as firearm theft, aggravated assault, and illegal possession of a firearm, contributed to his lifetime imprisonment.

Why Lacy Aaron Murdered Alana Calahan?

Lacy Aaron, 27 years old, was 14 when he murdered Alana at her home in Harlem, Georgia.

Lacy Aaron had a troubled upbringing. He lived on the same street as Alana’s and frequented her home as they were more than friends.

Alana’s pastor was against her relationship with Lacy because of her young age.

Alana ended things with Lacy, who continued hanging out at her home but was still disgruntled over the ended relationship.

Alana’s parents, especially her mom, did not like it when Lacy visited Alana in their absence.

Still, Lacy would sneak in, and that’s how he laid his hands on the family’s handgun.

On the fateful day, Alana was dropped off home from school by her sister, who left shortly to pick up their brother.

Unknown to Alana, Lacy awaited for an opportune moment to execute his plan.

Alana was seated at her home computer uploading photos on Facebook when Lacy entered and shot her from behind.

Lacy shot Alana in the back of her neck and dragged her body to the woods to cover up his crime.

Alana’s sister returned and noticed Lacy’s shoes in the house, alongside Alana’s.

Hoping to find the two in the house, she was met by blood spattered on the carpet.

Lacy walked in and told Alana’s sister that someone had kidnapped her.

Alana’s sister and brother, joined by Lacybwent outside trying to figure out which way Alana was taken.

Lacy pointed to the direction he had dumped Alana’s body, and there they found Alana’s cold body, which Alana’s sister found strange because the body was not visible from where they had stood when Lacy pointed to the woods.

When the police arrived, they noted that Lacy barely showed emotions, and when he did, it was like he was forcing himself.

Lacy became a prime suspect when his count of stories describing what had transpired didn’t add up.

He later confessed to killing Alana accidentally while trying to unload the gun. He also confessed to taking the gun from Alana’s parent’s bedroom.

Following in-depth investigations, it was determined that the pressure applied on the trigger didn’t match Lacy’s narration that the shooting was accidental but intentional.

It was also established that Lacy had obtained the gun beforehand after the gun box and ammunition were found in his residence.

Besides the gun, Lacy had also taken other items, including a digital camera, an iPod, and house keys, from Alana’s home without their consent.

Lacy was found guilty of murdering Alana, theft, and possessing a firearm, crimes that saw him serve life imprisonment.

Does Lacy Aaron Schmidt Stand a Chance at a Successful Appeal?

It is difficult to establish if Lacy will stand a chance in scoring a new trial after his last appeal was turned down.

The court has to be convinced that Lacy is not a threat to society before reconsidering a new trial that may reduce his sentence.

The probability of Lacy getting retrialed solely depends on his conduct in prison and psychological evaluation.

Nikita Waruguru

Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.

Nikita Waruguruhttp://kenyalogue.com
Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.
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