Man convicted of 11-year-old's murder to face sentencing on Thursday

COLUMBIANA, AL (WBRC) - Thursday is sentencing day for the Shelby County man convicted of his killing his 11-year-old cousin.

Ryan Russell was found guilty last month of killing Katherine Gillespie in 2008.

Jurors recommended the death penalty, but the ultimate decision is up to the judge. He could sentence Russell to life without parole.

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