MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A woman who was convicted in December 2014 for attempting to murder an Alabama State Trooper has learned she'll spend the next 30 years in prison. Monday, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced the sentence for Janice Green (aka Janice Ford and Janice Billingsley).
After she serves her 30 year sentence on the state conviction, she'll spend another 6-and-a-half years behind bars related to a federal gun charge.
Green fired a shot with a high-powered, scope bolt-action rifle at a member of the Alabama State Trooper Tactical Team who had come to her home in Perry County to serve a search warrant. The warrant was in relation to an investigation that alleged Green was involved in a plan to kill a Fourth Judicial Circuit Judge and a Special Agent of the Attorney General's Office.
After her arrest, Green proclaimed to law enforcement that, "If I knew how to work that gun, I would have shot y'all up," according to the prosecution.
Green and her mother, Marie Billingsley, were also charged regarding separate plots to kill the Judge and Special Agent, the attorney general's office said. Billingsley pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit assault, but Green was found not guilty on related charges because a witness changed his testimony.
Attorney General Strange said he was pleased with the ruling. "Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to protect their fellow citizens, as did the state troopers who served the warrant upon this woman." The AG went on to add that, "anyone who threatens or attempts to harm a law enforcement officer must face a severe penalty."
Green is currently being held in the Bibb County Jail.