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Convicted killer sentenced to death

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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.

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