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Man convicted in Oxford clerk slaying

By Dixon Hayes
 
ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - It took a jury an hour and a half Tuesday to vote to recommend death by lethal injection for a man convicted of killing an Oxford convenience store clerk.
 
Jesse Scheuing was convicted last Friday in the capital murder of Sean Adam Cook. Jurors last week spent exactly nine minutes deliberating his guilt after watching a video of the shooting and robbery and seeing Scheuing's later confession on another video.

Tuesday, jurors voted 10-2 in favor of recommending the judge sentence Scheuing to death by lethal injection.
 
Sean Adam Cook was shot to death at the Express Mart on Highway 78 in Oxford on November 28, 2008, the day after Thanksgiving.  Testimony indicated Cook and Scheuing had met each other a few days earlier and, according to the surveillance video, Scheuing even engaged in friendly conversation with Cook just before shooting him in the head.
 
During the guilt phase of the trial Monday, witnesses testified Scheuing had a tough childhood, having been given up for adoption, taken back by the birth mother then given up again.  Jurors also heard from a Calhoun County Jail inmate who said Scheuing stabbed him 87 times with a ballpoint pen while he was on the phone at the jail.  Jurors also saw video of that incident.

Calhoun County Circuit Judge Malcolm Street will formally sentence Scheuing November 9th at 2 p.m.
 
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