Justice For Desta

December 15, 2013 by  

Justice For Desta, “Dateline NBC” will air an hourlong episode about a Bibb County murder that went unsolved for 14 years.

Jody Byrd killed his wife Desta Dodson-Byrd at their home in Brierfield on Feb. 25, 1999. Yet, he wasn’t arrested until 2011 and convicted until Nov. 1, 2013.

The episode, titled “Unstoppable”, focuses on “Justice for Desta,” a group that pushed investigators and the media to keep the case alive.

“Justice For Desta” members and Tuscaloosa residents Christine Shattuck and Ann Coyle are among those interviewed during the episode that will air on NBC at 7 p.m Friday.

Byrd, whose case is on Bibb County’s Dec. 18 sentencing docket, faces up to life in prison.

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