Georgia inmate sentenced to death for murdering two corrections officers during 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 loss of life this week. 

Ricky Dubose, 29, was discovered responsible of homicide and different fees on Monday and a jury unanimously agreed on the loss of life sentence on Thursday. 

Prosecutors stated through the trial that Dubose and one other inmate, Donnie Rowe, slipped out of their handcuffs on June 13, 2017, whereas on a transport 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. 

On this June 21, 2017, file photograph, Ricky Dubose, left, and Donnie Russell Rowe enter the Putnam County courthouse in Eatonton, Ga. 
(Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Structure by way of AP, Pool, File)

Dubose grabbed an officer’s gun and fatally shot Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue of their heads earlier than fleeing with Rowe. 

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The pair stole a minimum of three vehicles and held a pair captive throughout a days-long manhunt after they escaped, however had been finally arrested in Tennessee, WXIA stories. 

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 discovered responsible of homicide within the killings of two guards throughout an escape from a jail bus 5 years in the past, Monday, June 13, 2022.
(Rutherford County Sheriff’s Workplace by way of AP)

Rowe was additionally convicted of homicide in September however a choose sentenced him to life in jail after the jury could not agree on whether or not he must be executed. 

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Dubose was already service a 20-year sentence for armed theft on the time of the murders. His protection legal professional argued through the trial that he was responsible however intellectually disabled, which might make him ineligible for the loss of life penalty. 

The Related Press contributed to this report.