Monday, February 4, 2008


George Bell III received a sentence of life without parole for the September beating death and sexual assault of his girlfriend, Heather Spencer, after a plea bargain was reached between Mr. Bell and Attorney General Jim Hood (who appeared in court to represent the state). Mr. Bell also received a sentence of 30 years (will run concurrently with the life sentence) for the kidnapping of Ms. Spencer's roomate (she will not be identified here). A shaky George Bell, III apologized the to courtroom and the family, then read a scripture. Mr. Bell was represented by attorney Tom Royals, former law partner of Ed Peters.

Robbie Bell, who has been indicted as an accessory, did not appear in court.

Update: I just saw something that caught my eye on the WJTV website:
"Bell admitted to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and then beating and strangling his girlfriend, Heather Spencer, to death. "

This very interesting for several reasons. This is the first time a possible strangling was mentioned. All other media coverage has omitted that word as it has been consistently reported Mr. Bell beat the late Heather Spencer to death and sexually assualted her. It is strange suddenly today, Mr. Bell said under oath that he strangled Ms. Spencer.

If Ms. Spencer's death was caused by strangling, that would mean she probably died during Monday evening, not Tuesday morning. This is VERY important since Mr. Bell's mother, Robbie Bell, was indicted for being an accessory as the media reported it was possible Ms. Spencer died Tuesday morning, not Monday evening. Such a scenario would provide Ms. Bell with a possible defense as she would probably not at home when the attack occurred.

There is just one problem with this defense and it is the fact the autopsy established a time of death. Either she died earlier of strangulation, which would shut off the oxygen to the brain or she died of the beating. This is important as it has been alleged Ms. Spencer did not die for several hours. The coroner's report will state the cause of death and if the allegations are true, consequently, there remains a strong possibilitly a conspiracy between Mr. Bell and his mother exists and his statement he strangled Heather (the family was outraged when they heard this, one of the relatives started shouting it was a lie in the courtroom) is his attempt to get Robbie Bell off the hook.

For other stories on the Heather Spencer case, scroll down and see sidebar on the right side of this page.

Note: watched all three news broadcasts at 5:00. WLBT had the best as Wendy Suares gave good analysis and was able to get several good interviews.

Here is Heather's mother's statement in the courtroom. See Featured videos below screen:


Anonymous said...

No doubt that he feared a jury of his Hinds Countian peers would not feel the least restrained from sending a rich white boy packing via a death penalty.

Problem is that by showing remorse, having a positive attitude and working hard to be well behaved he may never end up at Parchman or he could get transferred out of there in short order.

Kingfish said...

Don't be so sure.

The trial would've probably been moved. No inside info, just guess.

He'll never see daylight again. When the inmates find out the details of what happened that night, lets just say I would not be surprised if the sexual assault part happened again.

repeatedly. and repeatedly. If I was Georgie, I'd be getting in touch with my metrosexual side.

He may have been geniunely remorseful as this was probably the first time he has not been under the influence of drugs or had mommy enabling every little thing he did.

I think that last sentence is the untold story of this whole tragedy.

Anonymous said...

With all that took place, I am sure he will do his time at Parchman. After all, Ed Cates did, until he died there.

Kingfish said...

don't worry, I can assure you I will be staying on top of this one and any more facts will be posted as they are discovered.

Anonymous said...

There are many, many people who committed equally as hideous murders who aren't spending their life sentences in Parchman.

Anonymous said...

Ed Cates (former Prominent!!!! Jackson Attorney and former Jackson Commissioner) spent his sentence at Parchman.

Anonymous said...

for those of you who think that parchman is full of 10 feet tall men just waiting on another man who may or may not have sexually assaulted someone to come in and make themselves their girlfriend.. you are way off.

i'm not saying it's a good or bad thing.

but I DO KNOW from a personal friend who has had PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AT PARCHMAN that that is not the way it goes down.

the fags keep to themselves and other obvious fags. it's not a free for all.

as long as you (as an inmate) keep both respect and fear at bay.. then (after a while) life gets pretty "normal" ... if you will.

please keep in mind that George was controlled by drugs at the time of Heather's murder. Granted.. HE CHOSE to do the drugs. But unless you have first hand experience with the hands down control that drugs have over true addicts.. YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

why don't you all keep Heather's family, George's family and George in your prayers. Last I checked.. thou shall not judge was right up there with thou shall not murder.

Dear Christians, God is the Judge. Not you.

Anonymous said...

One further thought:

The scene in the courtroom was rather striking in that one had a chance to examine two mothers that will be forever tied to this tragedy. One mother stood up for her daughter. She constantly flew down here from Michigan. She posted her thoughts about her daughter. When it was time to stand up for her daughter, she was there in the courtoom. Voice quaking with sorrow, eyes filled with tears but yet through all the pain and trembling there was a strenght that one could not ignore, a strength caused by the love for her daughter who is greatly missed by so many. She quietly told the courtroom what her daughter meant to her as she held up a picture of Heather, a picture that was a symbol of the tragedy of it all. Meanwhile, Ms. Bell was nowhere in the courtroom, leaving her son to his fate. When it was 3:00 AM in the middle of the night, she was there for her son. Yet when he was facing the worst moment of his life, she chose to not be there for her son. There is no doubt that her lawyers told her to stay away as there would have been a media circus. However, one would think that there are times that the welfare of one's child comes before anything else, including how one looks to the public. A quivering mother, forever hurt by a loss that will never heal, yet showed her love for her daughter when it really counted while the other was nowhere to be found as her son faced his trial alone.

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget....While he may get punishment on this earth, His real judgement lies beyond what we sentence him to. His true fate lies with his maker!!

Kingfish said...

From the Clarion-Ledger comments on this story:

Dude2 wrote:

I couldn't imagine how much restraint JPD SWAT had before apprehending this idiot. Suicide by cop was the easy way. Plus, with the amount of coverage on scene, the media would have just portrayed JPD as the enemy when they took him out. I had the unpleasant opportunity of meeting Bell's mother days after this incident. She showed no expressions of remorse and I think she should suffer the same fate as her son.
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Anonymous said...

Thank you, last anonymous. Made me cry. I know this guilty plea must bring some closure to Heather's family, but it's still not over.

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