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Man receives life plus 55 years for Cherry Tree Crossing killing

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A man visiting from North Carolina who ambushed two men, killing one and wounding the other, was sentenced to life in prison plus 55 years.

A Richmond County Superior Court jury convicted James T. Daughtie of all charges Thurs­day evening. Daughtie shot 25-year-old Delestern D. Kyler to death and wounded Ozzie B. Jones in the early hours of Aug. 19.

Investigators think Daughtie followed the men from a nightclub to a Waffle House and to Cherry Tree Crossing housing project, where the shooting occurred.

Daughtie was visiting a relative in August, just weeks after his release from a federal prison. He had been convicted of drug dealing in 2004.

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WW1949
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WW1949 05/07/11 - 09:41 am
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Why not just give him the

Why not just give him the needle so we do not have to spend any money on him.

whocareswhatyouthink
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whocareswhatyouthink 05/08/11 - 05:23 pm
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If you give him the needle

If you give him the needle the taxpayer has to pay for keeping him in jail for at least 20 years anyway, PLUS a couple of million Dollars for the lawyers to handle his appeals. Much, much cheaper this way.....

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whocareswhatyouthink 05/08/11 - 05:25 pm
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Always remember that the

Always remember that the Death Penalty is nothing more than an Entitlement Program for attorneys.....

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