Jury recommends death penalty for Russell

COLUMBIANA, AL (WBRC) - The Shelby County jury that convicted a man of murder says he should die for his crime.

Ryan Russell is facing life in prison or lethal injection for killing his 11-year-old cousin, Katherine Gillespie.

On Monday, the jury returned a death penalty recommendation.

The judge will get the final say in a sentencing hearing set for December 16th.

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