Colbert County man sentenced in capital murder case

Colbert County man sentenced in capital murder case

COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A Colbert County jury has convicted Thomas Hubbard of capital murder and assault.

He is one of five men on trial for the murder of 19-year old Ki-Jana Freeman over an Xbox. Hubbard was accused of planning the shooting death of Freeman as retaliation after someone broke into his home.

The jury found him guilty on Thursday. He was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on Friday.

Prosecutors said Hubbard's cellmate was crucial in securing a conviction. The cellmate told investigators that Hubbard told him step-by-step how Freeman was set up and killed.

Prosecutors said that cellmate offered authorities key information that led them to the rifle that was hidden in Franklin County.

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It took the jury no more than an hour to deliberate on Thursday.

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