Jury Deliberates Sentence in Hosier Case

6 years 5 months 3 days ago Friday, October 25 2013 Oct 25, 2013 Friday, October 25, 2013 1:00:00 PM CDT October 25, 2013 in News
By: Meredith Albair, KOMU 8 Reporter
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JEFFERSON CITY - The sentencing hearing for David Hosier continued Friday. The jury convicted Hosier of first degree murder, armed criminal action, burglary and unlawful possession of a weapon Wednesday for killing Angela Gilpin.

Both the prosecution and defense finished their closing arguments around 11 a.m. The jury broke for lunch and began to deliberate a sentence around noon. The two options on the table for Hosier's sentence are life in prison without parole or the death penalty.

The prosecution argued for the death penalty and said, "To give a life sentence on this case would truly be a grant of mercy."

In return, the defense said, "He is never again going to be in a situation where he can harm a woman."

Court officials expected a sentence would be handed down at some point Friday afternoon.

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