Convicted killer sentenced to death - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Convicted killer sentenced to death

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

    Gaza cease-fire holds as sides weigh gains

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:48:11 GMT
    An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is holding, as many wonder what was gained during 50 days of fighting.More >>
    An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.More >>
  • UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

    UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:43:23 GMT
    The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.More >>
    An independent U.N. commission said Wednesday that the Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians and that the Islamic State group committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two...More >>
  • School board adopts new process to evaluate MPS superintendent

    School board adopts new process to evaluate MPS superintendent

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:35:36 GMT
    A new evaluation tool has been approved to gauge the progress of Montgomery school superintendent Margaret Allen. All eyes have been on Allen and her efforts to turn the system around and the school boardMore >>
    A new evaluation tool has been approved to gauge the progress of Montgomery school superintendent Margaret Allen. All eyes have been on Allen and her efforts to turn the system around and the school board now has a new process to ensure that the goals she's set are being met.   More >>
(WTVM) -

An Alabama judge has overturned a jury's recommendation and sentenced a convicted killer to the death penalty.

Judge Jacob Walker overturned the jury's recommendation and sentenced Gregory Lance Henderson to death by lethal injection Thursday in the Lee County Circuit Court.

In October 2011, a jury convicted Henderson in the capital murder of Lee County Sheriff's Deputy James Anderson and in a nine-to-three vote recommended life with parole.

Henderson ran over Deputy Anderson with his car during a routine traffic stop in 2009.

"It is something we in the law enforcement community felt it was an appropriate sentence based on the crime. It is never acceptable in our society for someone to deliberately take the life of a law enforcement officer in the performance of his or her duties," expressed Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones.

This was Henderson's second hearing in regards to sentencing. The first was delayed due to the finding of phone recordings made by Henderson in the Russell County Jail. These recordings apparently showed Henderson's lack of remorse and violent tendencies.

"My first thoughts are with the family, James' widow and his two children. They have been three years, as of Monday, for justice in this case and it came in the form of sentence to death," says Jones.

After the verdict was read, Henderson was immediately transported to the Holman prison in Atmore, Alabama where he currently sits.

Copyright 2012 WTVM. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow