Judge Larry Anderson heard arguments from both sides, early Friday afternoon. How should Christopher Floyd, the convicted killer in the 1992 murder of country store owner Archie Crawford during a robbery be sentenced? Life without parole or death?
"He's been a prisoner not had any major problems at all, so we believe he can be a productive inmate. If he was given life without parole, he could serve some benefit to the department of corrections," Defense Attorney Patrick Ameson says.
Houston/Henry County District Attorney Doug Valeska disagrees. He says, "In this case, the jury told you in their opinion that he should be sentenced to death, we ask that you on behalf of the family in this case, not to override the verdict the law and evidence call for a death penalty sentence in this case."
And as Selen Caughey, Crawford's youngest daughter gave a tearful testimony, Floyd sat straight faced.
"Nor will we be able to say we love him one more time, my house is full of pictures of my daddy not a day goes by that I do not remember him," Caughey says.
After a 15 minute intermission and consideration of both side’s arguments, Judge Anderson issued his ruling.
"It is the judgment of this court that you die by lethal injection."
This probably won't be the last of this story. Earlier this month, Floyd filed a motion for a new trial saying that he's not the killer but knows who is and has a witness who will attest to that.
Police say Floyd has a history with the law. He had already been serving a life sentence for property crimes and even once attempted to escape.
He did not offer an apology during the sentencing.
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