Michael Wayne Sherrill, having been convicted of first-degree murder, will soon learn whether he will be sentenced to death for the crime. Sherrill was convicted this week of raping and murdering Cynthia Dotson in 1984. He was not arrested until 2005.
Pleading for his life, Sherrill’s attorneys, Deke Falls and Bill Causey, presented evidence that Sherrill is a changed man. Although he was accused of several crimes in 1984, he was addicted to drugs at the time. Sherrill has been clean since the early 1990′s, and has remained employed and on the right side of the law. His family asked the jury for mercy.
Jurors will begin deliberating Friday.