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Doster Sentenced to Death Penalty

A convicted killer has been sentenced to die, even though a jury recommended he spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Oscar Doster was convicted in September for the 2002 shooting death of Paul Lemaster near Gant.

Doster broke out of the Covington County Jail with three other inmates the day before.

Lemaster's pick-up truck was also stolen when he was killed.

Doster and another inmate still had the truck when they were recaptured in Texas nearly two weeks later.

The same jury that convicted Doster recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole.

District Attorney Greg Gambril argued for the death penalty and Wednesday morning, Judge Ashley McCathan sentenced Doster to die by lethal injection.


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