Man, 75, accused of murder must enter medical facility if released on bail

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Court documents show a 75-year-old Scottsboro man charged with murder in connection with the death of his wife can be released on bond if he enters a medical facility.

Alvin Dean Cornelison, 75, of Scottsboro, was charged with murder on September 8 and has since been held in the Jackson County Jail without bond.

However, following an Aniah Law hearing on September 11, the court established guidelines under which Cornelison can be released from prison.

According to court documents, Cornelison will be required to post $50,000 bail and enter a medical facility and/or nursing home trained in caring for patients with cognitive disabilities, including dementia.

The facility must be secure and not allow Cornelison to leave unless he obtains permission from the court. Additionally, the facility must be aware of the charge against Cornelison, his bond status, and be prepared to comply with court orders.

Until Cornelison and his legal counsel can provide the court with facilities that meet those requirements, the 75-year-old will remain incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail, according to court records.

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Cornelison is scheduled to appear in court again on September 27 at 3 p.m. for a preliminary hearing.


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