Jury sentences Hosch to death

Justin Tyler Hosch
Justin Tyler Hosch

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WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) - A jury announced the fate of 22-year-old Justin Tyler Hosch in the murder case of a Pine Level business man Thursday. Hosch will receive the death penalty.

Hosch was convicted Wednesday on all counts in the October 2008 murder of Joey Wilmore at a local mechanic shop. Hosch had escaped from the Frank Lee Work Release Center in Deatsville just two days before the murder. He'd been serving a seven year sentence for marijuana possession. Authorities found the escapee living in an old limosine on the property.

Sentencing is set for October 14.

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