In November, Limestone County Circuit Judge James Woodroof, the judge in Clem's case, sentenced him to a total of 40 years in prison.
structured the sentence so that Clem would only serve three years of probation and two years in a community corrections program designed for nonviolent criminals.
The appeals court agreed, and in early December, it ordered Woodroof
to mete out a stiffer penalty.
In response, Woodroof
increased Clem's probation to five years.
In a response Friday to Jones' petition, presiding Judge Mary Becker Windom wrote that Jones "cannot satisfy the heavy burden" needed for the appeals court to compel Woodroof to alter his sentence of late December.