Parole denied for duo imprisoned in constable’s shooting death

  • Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:26 a.m., Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:20 p.m.

Two accomplices in the 2007 shooting death of state constable Robert Bailey were denied parole for the third time Wednesday.

Asia Shardae Prioleau, 28, of Hopkins is serving 15 years for her role in the slaying. Jerome Washington, 31, of Lake City is serving 12 years. They were both denied parole Wednesday, according to Peter O’Boyle, spokesman for the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.

A third accomplice in the case, Asia Arlene O’Neill, 26, of St. Stephen, was sentenced to five years in prison, but the balance of that sentence was suspended to probation after she served about two years behind bars.

O’Neill was released from prison earlier this year, O’Boyle said.

In May 2007, Bailey, 67, was gunned down by Walter Fayall III of St. Stephen during a traffic stop in Lincolnville.

Bailey’s body was unearthed days later in Orangeburg County. An investigation concluded that Washington helped Fayall transport and bury Bailey’s body.

Fayall was later arrested near Charlotte. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Prioleau was Fayall’s girlfriend and present at the shooting. O’Neill lied to investigators by telling them that Prioleau had been with her when the shooting occurred, authorities said.

In March 2010, Prioleau pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact for murder, and accessory after the fact for kidnapping. She also pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of a felony for grand larceny. She was given five years on that charge, to run in addition to the other sentence.

Washington pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact.

O’Neill pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact to a felony.

Reach Christina Elmore at 937-5908 or on twitter @celmorePC.

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