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Man sentenced to death in Alabama for teen's fatal shooting

A man has been sentenced to death by lethal injection in Alabama for shooting and killing a teenager two years ago.

Posted: May 25, 2018 9:43 PM

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to death by lethal injection in Alabama for shooting and killing a teenager two years ago.

News outlets report 24-year-old Peter Capote was sentenced Thursday by Colbert County Circuit Judge Hal Hughston Jr. in the death of 19-year-old Ki-Jana Freeman. Capote was found guilty April 24 of capital murder and first-degree assault in the March 1, 2016, shooting. The jury voted 10-2 to recommend the death penalty.

Capote declined to speak when Hughston gave him an opportunity during sentencing. His defense attorneys are Robert Graham and Bill Marthaler.

Freeman was shot while sitting in a Ford Mustang with his friend then-17-year-old Tyler Blythe outside an apartment building in Tuscumbia. Blythe was wounded in the parking lot shooting. Capote received a 20-year sentence in Blythe's shooting.

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