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Georgia inmate sentenced to demise for murdering two corrections officers throughout escape from prison bus


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A Georgia inmate who murdered two corrections officers throughout an escape from a jail transport bus in 2017 was sentenced to dying this 7 days. 

Ricky Dubose, 29, was uncovered responsible of murder and other expenses on Monday and a jury unanimously agreed on the death sentence on Thursday. 

Prosecutors said for the duration of the demo that Dubose and another inmate, Donnie Rowe, slipped out of their handcuffs on June 13, 2017, when on a transportation bus in Putnam County, which is southeast of Atlanta. 

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Ricky Dubose, left, and Donnie Russell Rowe enter the Putnam County courthouse in Eatonton, Ga. 

In this June 21, 2017, file image, Ricky Dubose, left, and Donnie Russell Rowe enter the Putnam County courthouse in Eatonton, Ga. 
(Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Structure through WHD, Pool, File)

Dubose grabbed an officer’s gun and fatally shot Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue in their heads just before fleeing with Rowe. 

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The pair stole at least 3 cars and trucks and held a pair captive in the course of a days-very long manhunt immediately after they escaped, but have been inevitably arrested in Tennessee, WXIA reports. 

Ricky Dubose has been found guilty of murder in the killings of two guards during an escape from a prison bus five years ago, Monday, June 13, 2022.

Ricky Dubose has been located guilty of murder in the killings of two guards throughout an escape from a jail bus five several years in the past, Monday, June 13, 2022.
(Rutherford County Sheriff’s Place of work via WHD)

Rowe was also convicted of murder in September but a choose sentenced him to lifetime in prison soon after the jury could not agree on whether or not he really should be executed. 

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Dubose was currently company a 20-yr sentence for armed robbery at the time of the murders. His protection attorney argued through the demo that he was guilty but intellectually disabled, which would make him ineligible for the demise penalty. 

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