Russellville, AL – (AP) - A jury has recommended that a
northwest Alabama mother be sentenced to life in prison without
parole for the murder of her 6-year-old son.
Jurors made the recommendation Friday in the case of 30-year-old
Christie Scott. The Franklin County woman was convicted Wednesday
of capital murder in the death of 6-year-old Mason Scott, who was
killed in a house fire last year.
Relatives asked jurors to spare Scott's life. Prosecutors sought
the death penalty.
Circuit Judge Terry Dempsey will sentence Scott on Aug. 5. He
could follow the jury's recommendation or impose a death sentence.
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