State Attorney Appears Before Parole Commission To Oppose Edenfield ReleaseJul 14th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page
State Attorney Skip Jarvis appeared Wednesday, July 13, before the Florida Parole Commission in the case of Orin Dale Edenfield who was convicted in Madison County in 1982 of the First Degree Murder of Sally Rae Trimmer of Valdosta, Georgia. On May 7, 1982 Edenfield kidnapped Ms. Trimmer in Valdosta and brought her against her will to Madison County where he killed her and buried her body. He was indicted in Case No. 82- 57 CF for First Degree Murder for the killing.
On November 19, 1982 he pled guilty to the murder and was sentenced by Circuit Judge John W. Peach to life imprisonment.
Edenfield was sentenced during the time that Florida law provided for parole. He has served the minimum mandatory twenty-five years and is eligible for parole consideration.
Jarvis appeared before the Parole Commission to oppose his release and was successful in convincing the Commissioners to follow a recommendation to set a prison presumptive release date of May 11, 2107. Mr. Edenfield was 26 at the time of the murder in 1982. If he is able to serve his entire sentence, when released in 2107 he will be 151 years old.
Jarvis said “I appear at each and every one of these hearings because the victims cannot. Many times there will be family members also testifying, but in some cases such as this there are not. Sally Rae Trimmer was a person, not a statistic, and should not be forgotten.”