A six man, six woman Coffee County jury has found Jeffery Smithson guilty on all for counts against him for the August, 2011 murder of his 81-year-old aunt, Virginia White.
Witnesses and arguments are being made now in sentencing phase. The victim’s sons gave heart-wrenching testimony. Smithson could get life without parole. Mitigating circumstances such as the victim’s age will bee taken into consideration.
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UPDATE 4:38 p.m. Jury sentences Jeffery Smithson, age 50, to life without the possibility of parole.