Blogger at center of Rose Cochran photo scandal paroled - - Jackson, MS

Blogger at center of Rose Cochran photo scandal paroled

Clayton Kelly.....Source: MDOC Clayton Kelly.....Source: MDOC
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Blogger Clayton Kelly, the man at the center of the Rose Cochran photo scandal back in 2014 is out of prison on parole. He was paroled on March 17.

Kelly was accused of sneaking into a nursing home and taking a picture of Rose Cochran, Senator Thad Cochran's wife, on Easter Sunday, 2014. He then used the photo in a video on his blog.

Rose Cochran, who had been at the nursing home for several years, was suffering from early on-set Alzheimer's, she died later that year.

In June of 2015 Kelly pleaded guilty to conspiracy and was sentenced to two year and six months in prison. Because he was a non-violent offender, he became eligible for parole after serving 25% of his sentence. He was up for parole in November but was denied.

The other men involved did not receive jail time, but Kelly had a prior felony drug conviction. 

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