By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter
This week, after unanimously losing an appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court over evidentiary matters in the case, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange formally moved to drop all charges against former State Senate Pro Tem Lowell Barron, D-Fyffe, and a judge has now certified that decision.
Barron had originally been indicted with several charges stemming from alleged campaign violations perpetuated by himself and his former campaign aide Jill Johnson.
AG Strange had contended in earlier court documentation that advancing the theory of a romantic relationship between Barron and his former aide was “fatal” to his case. And after the Alabama Supreme Court has now ruled against the Attorney General, that truly turned out to “fatal” to the case – ending it altogether.
Former Senator Barron released the following statement on the decision certify the dropping of the charges against him:
“Thank you for every prayer, call, and visit I have received from so many. I’m grateful to the court system of Alabama and for the judicial process, which has restored my good name and put an end to this case,” he said.
“Now I’m going to get back to doing what I do best these days – spending time with my grandchildren.”