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Sentencing delayed for man who killed Lee County deputy

Gregory Henderson, a Georgia-native, is accused of running over and killing Lee County sheriff's deputy James Anderson in 2009. Gregory Henderson, a Georgia-native, is accused of running over and killing Lee County sheriff's deputy James Anderson in 2009.
Deputy James Anderson Deputy James Anderson

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – Sentencing has been pushed back again for the man who killed a Lee County deputy with his car.  

In October, a jury convicted Gregory Henderson in the capital murder of Lee County Sheriff's Deputy James Anderson.

In a 9 to 3 vote, jurors recommended life without the possibility of parole. But ultimately, it is up to the judge in the case to sentence Henderson to life or the death penalty.

Judge Jacob Walker was supposed to sentence Henderson this week, but the defense filed a motion claiming Henderson is mentally handicapped and should not be subjected to the death penalty.

A status conference to discuss the motion and a new sentencing date has been set for February 29th.

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