McGriff Guilty In Retrial

A condemned killer could get the death penalty again.

Dennis McGriff claimed it was an accident when he shot and killed Michael McCree during a drive-by shooting in 1996.

But yesterday, a Houston County jury found him guilty of capital murder after nearly six hours of deliberations.

McGriff was originally convicted and sentenced to die for the crime in 1997, but his case was overturned on appeal.

The same jury that convicted McGriff returns today for the sentencing phase of the trial.

The panel will be asked to recommend the death penalty or life in prison without parole, but the final decision will be up to Circuit Judge Ed Jackson.


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