|Toni Jo Minot, left, and Lyndon Minot|
Lyndon Minot, 56, was sentenced on Oct. 26 by Jefferson County Bessemer Cutoff Circuit Judge David Hobdy to the maximum allowed – 99 years for sodomy and 20 years for sexual abuse, according to court records.
Minot had been convicted Sept. 18 on the charges.
Minot's wife, Toni Jo Minot, 40, of Verbena, was also sentenced by Hobdy on Sept. 30 to 119 years in prison. She had been convicted by a Bessemer Cutoff jury on Aug. 19.
It is not clear how Toni Jo Minot committed sodomy, and I don't really want to think about it, but we can assume she did, hence the sentence. She is appealing the verdict.
The Minots, who had maintained their innocence, will not be eligible for parole because the victim was under 12 when the crimes happened.
The victim in both cases was the same 9-year old boy. The incidents the Minots were convicted of occurred in the Bessemer Cutoff of Jefferson County in 2008 and 2009.
Lyndon Minot has been a registered sex offender since he pleaded guilty in 1999 to first-degree sexual abuse, court records show. The victim in that case was an 8-year-old boy, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's Community Information Center.
Assistant District Attorney Leslie Schiffman, after Ms. Minot's sentencing, had called the Minots' marriage "a marriage made in hell."