LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — In a Jefferson County Circuit courtroom Wednesday, Jeffery Mundt was sentenced to the recommended eight years in prison in connection to a 2010 murder.
“We said at trial he is innocent,” Steve Romines, Mundt’s attorney, said. “We weren’t just making up that he’s innocent. No, we are not happy with what he is convicted of and we’re going to keep fighting.”
It is a fight that has lasted since 2010. Attorneys for Mundt stand firm stating their client is innocent.
“Innocent people get convicted of things they didn’t do and that’s exactly what happened here,” Ted Shouse, who also represents Mundt, said.
Mundt received eight years behind bars for facilitation to robbery and tampering with physical evidence in connection to the 2010 murder of James Carroll. Carroll’s body was found buried in an Old Louisville basement. Mundt was acquitted of murdering Carroll but Joseph Banis was found guilty of his murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Wednesday was another victory for the Commonwealth Attorney’s office.
“We are pleased to obtain justice for Jaime Carroll and his mother,” Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Ryane Conroy said. “It’s important that he is not forgotten in this process.”
Mundt has been on house arrest since 2010 after charges for the crimes were issued. He will get credit for that time served, which makes him eligible for parole (since he served more than the 20 percent of the time required for eligibility). If he is not granted parole, Shouse said his client could be released from prison in 6-12 months for good time credit.
Mundt’s attorneys said they plan to file for an appeal.