State reaches plea deal for Perrin murder
The 271st District Court Attorney's office reached a plea deal Jan. 8 with Jalynn Fayann Caffey for the Dec. 4, 2018 murder of Glenn Newton Plumlee, of Perrin.
According to the judgement filed in the district clerk’s office, Caffey will serve 20 years in the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Caffey, 26, had turned herself into the Hood County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 4, 2018 after she confessed to the murder of Plumlee to a Hood County jailer.
Assistant District Attorney Patrick Berry said Caffey and her mother were living with Plumlee in exchange for the family taking care of him. Berry added Caffey developed a belief that Plumlee had molested one or both of her daughters.
“There’s no question it was an intentional killing, but there’s also no question that she truly believed it happened even though there was virtually no physical evidence to back up that belief,” Berry said.
According to the indictment filed against Caffey on March 1, 2019, Caffey knowingly caused the death of Plumlee by stabbing him with a knife.
As per the plea agreement, Caffey has waived her right to an appeal of the case. Berry said she will likely be transferred to the Christina Melton Crain Unit in Gainesville. Caffey will become eligible for parole after 10 years and has been credited one year for time served.
“Family members of the victim were consulted and expressed their desire for her to accept responsibility,” Berry said. “While they would have been happier with a higher sentence. They understand the reason for a plea bargain.”
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Jan. 15, edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.