Boone convicted for 2016 murder

Published 3:58 pm Thursday, May 25, 2023

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A Butler County jury convicted Shantel Jalisa Boone, 34, Friday, for the 2016 murder of Charles Edward Curry.

Circuit Judge Cleve Poole presided in the case and the jury handed down the verdict after hearing testimony and viewing evidence in the case. District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer said justice had finally been served for the 31-year-old victim’s family.

“This has been a long time coming,” Tesmer said. “The family has been really sweet to have to deal with under these circumstances.”

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Boone, a Greenville resident, was arrested for murder charges in the case on March 11, 2016. 

Court records reveal Boone’s arrest came after Curry’s murder on March 9, 2016. The Greenville Police Department responded to a shooting call on Linda Avenue that evening and found Curry suffering a gunshot wound. After being transported to a nearby hospital, Curry was airlifted to Birmingham, where he died from his injuries the next morning.

At the time of the shooting, Boone was reportedly in a relationship with the victim. Investigators processed the crime scene and found probable cause to arrest Boone for shooting Curry with a .45 caliber pistol.

“After the investigation, it was determined that the suspect, Shatel Jalisa Boone, did shoot her boyfriend Charles Edward Curry in the head with a .45 caliber pistol during a bad argument at 336 Linda Avenue in Greenville,” the arrest warrant reads.

Tesmer, whose office prosecuted the case, was pleased with the verdict.

“I’m pleased with the jury’s verdict and I’m especially pleased that the Curry family has gotten justice,” Tesmer said.

The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and scheduled her sentencing hearing for July 6 at 1 p.m.