Stanley Griffin sentenced to life in prison for 2010 murder

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A Brazos County jury has sentenced Stanley Griffin to life in prison. The jury made their decision just after 4:00 p.m. Thursday.

Jennifer Hailey's sister-in-law spoke in court after the jury's decision was read aloud. She called Griffin a "maniac."

"You definitely don't deserve to live," she said.

"I curse the day that you were born and I hope you rot in [expletive deleted]. Because I know they have your ticket waiting," she went on to tell Griffin.

Court was adjourned before 4:30 p.m.

In 2012, Stanley Griffin was convicted of strangling 29-year-old Jennifer Hailey to death at her College Station home. Her 9-year-old son had been choked and stabbed in the neck several times but survived the attack.

Friends say Griffin was the boyfriend of one of Hailey's former co-workers. According to testimony in 2012, he tried to move in with Hailey before the murder, but she refused.

"I think everybody in my family including Cameron thinks this is a way to close this chapter of our lives," said Jayson Hailey, brother of Jennifer. "We don't have to mention the name Stanley Griffin anymore. Today is going to be the last day we say Stanley Griffin."

In 2016, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals threw out the death sentence for Griffin due to a lack of evidence.

"No matter how you slice it he wins. My sister didn't get to appeal. She isn't living anymore, but he is living," said Jayson Hailey. "He still gets to go back to prison and enjoy TV and meals and interact with people. My sister didn't get that."

The trial was being held in the 361st District Court.

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