Yeiter sentenced to death

Judge Rice issues death penality after jury votes 10-2 that Yeiter should die for killing Phillips

Brett Richard Yeiter will die by lethal injection following an Escambia County (Ala.) jury's 10-2 vote Wednesday afternoon that Yeiter should die instead of spending the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for the Oct. 27, 2014, shooting death of his father-in-law Paul Phillips.

That same jury found Yeiter guilty of capital murder Tuesday afternoon and under Alabama law there are only two sentences: death or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Yeiter was convicted of shooting Phillips in the side of his head on Oct. 27, 2014, as Phillips sat in his par...