December 5, 2013
ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) - A jury that convicted a man of capital
murder has recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole.
The jury deliberated for two hours on Tuesday before voting 9-3
in the case of 21-year-old Jarell Damone Price.
Jurors could have recommended the death penalty.
Price was convicted Thursday of killing 62-year-old Thomas E.
Dewey Bowen during a robbery on July 19, 2006 at the Sav-More
Texaco gas station on Alabama 144.
He was also convicted of attempted murder for shooting at the store's owner, Jim Cosper.
Closing arguments by prosecutors in the penalty phase included a
photo of the victim sprawled on floor.
Defense attorneys submitted a diagnosed psychological disorder
and evidence that Price had a traumatic childhood.
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