Jury: Tisius Goes Back to Death Row

9 years 2 months 1 week ago Wednesday, July 14 2010 Jul 14, 2010 Wednesday, July 14, 2010 12:41:44 PM CDT July 14, 2010 in News

A jury convicted Michael Tisius on two counts of Second Degree Murder in 2001 and sentenced him to death for his role in the murders of two Randolph County jailers in 2000.

Back on June 22, 2000, Tisius and Tracie Bulington hoped to free an inmate, Bulington's boyfriend, from the Randolph County Jail.

The goal was to intimidate jailers at gunpoint, but they never completed the mission. Instead, Tisius murdered the jailers, with shots to the head.

Tisius's retrial concerned only his death sentence, not the conviction.

Prosecutors want to keep the death penalty, while Tisius is asking for something less. However, a letter read in court Monday Tisius said,  "I know I deserve whatever I have coming."

He added, if he had to do it all over again he would kill himself before taking the lives of the jailers as they didn't deserve this.

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