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Posted: 4/14/2006 7:28:29 AM EST
Bail set at $55K? What the hell was the judge thinking? She should NEVER get out.



Coffeeville Teacher accused of student sex and murder plot
Last Update: 4/13/2006 10:48:37 PM

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(COFFEEVILLE, Alabama) April 13 - A Coffeeville High School teacher is arrested and charged with having sex with several students. She also allegedly tried to involve one of those students in a plot of murder.

Coffeeville High School teacher 30-year-old Sharon Linton Rutherford, is arrested Tuesday by law officers in Clarke County. "There was a plan that this teacher possibly wanted to kill her husband," says Clarke County Sheriff's Detective, Ron Baggett.

Investigators say two of the sexually molested victims were under the age of 16 and the investigation continues to see if any more students were involved.

Chief Deputy Donnie Arnold explains the charges against Rutherford: "Solicitation of murder, first-degree rape, 2 counts of enticing a child to enter a vehicle or room, sexual abuse second degree. The matter will continue to be investigated," says Arnold.

School officials say Rutherford was placed on administrative leave from her position as an English teacher until the case is complete. "She won't be back teaching our students," says Clarke County Superintendent, Gerald Stephens.

Meantime, some of her students remain in disbelief. "She was a real good teacher. I was really surprised when I heard the news, but I didn't believe them," says Coffeeville High School Student, Emily Gilmore.

The first accusation came against the teacher in 2004, but school officials say they had little proof to go on . Recently, one of the students came to the school principal with information, which sparked the latest investigation.

For now, Rutherford remains in the Clarke County Jail with her bond set at $55,000.

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:29:10 AM EST

dupe. And why... why, did ythis one have to be in AL
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 7:35:37 AM EST
The husband was quoted, "she never wanted me daid when we wuz just brother an sister".
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