Who is Ricky Dubose? Georgia inmate sentenced to death
During an escape from prison transport in Georgia five years ago, Ricky Dubose shot two guards in the head.
A Georgia convict was condemned to death this week for murdering two correctional officials during an escape from a prison transport van in 2017.
On Monday, Ricky Dubose, 29, was convicted guilty of murder and other crimes, and on Thursday, a jury unanimously decided to condemn him to death.
During the trial, prosecutors said that Dubose and another convict, Donnie Rowe, got out of their restraints on a transport van in Putnam County, Georgia, on June 13, 2017.
Before departing with Rowe, Dubose snatched an officer’s revolver and fatally shot Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue in the heads.
After escaping, the two stole at least three automobiles and kept a couple hostage during a days-long search, but were ultimately apprehended in Tennessee, according to WXIA.
Rowe was convicted of murder in September, but when the jury couldn’t agree on whether he should be executed, a judge sentenced him to life in prison.
At the time of the killings, Dubose was already serving a 20-year sentence for armed robbery. During the trial, his defense counsel contended that he was guilty but mentally incompetent, making him ineligible for the death sentence.