Still proclaiming his innocence, the man convicted of running over and killing a Douglas County grandmother was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Dewey Calhoun Green, 24, was convicted of murder Friday in the death of 53-year-old Janice Pitts. Pitts died June 25, 2014, after being run over as her daughter and grandson watched helplessly.
Prior to the sentencing, Green told the court that he suffered a head injury and seizure and lost control of his truck, Channel 2 Action News reported. He said he did not intend to kill Pitts.
“I understand my apologies may seem petty in comparison to anguish you have toward me, but I am not the person that police and the media have portray,” Green said. “Believe me when I say I value life and family, I wouldn’t never kill anyone on purpose.”
Pitts’ daughters became very emotional when they addressed the man convicted of murdering their mother.
”I lost my best friend, my mentor, my motivator,” Iesha Davis said. “I will never forget the image of seeing my mother’s lifeless body hit the pavement on the ground, and see life leave her body. I have no remorse for Dewey Green like he had no remorse for my mother.”
On Friday, Green shouted an expletive declaring his innocence after being convicted of murder.
“I’m not (expletive) guilty,” Green said before being led out of the courtroom by deputies.
Green’s attorneys had argued that he suffered a seizure before the crash and didn’t kill the woman intentionally. But jurors convicted Green of murder, aggravated assault and battery charges.
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