Mays Sentencing Resumes Today

Published: May. 12, 2008 at 7:52 PM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2008 at 6:37 PM CDT
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The defense rested during the sentencing phase of the capital murder trial for Randall Mays.  Mays was found guilty of killing Henderson County Deputy Tony Ogburn last May.

Monday, Mays' defense team called 12 witnesses--people they hoped would help jurors see Mays as a man with a history of mental illness.

Two psychiatrists testified, Monday, that Mays could have been suffering from a severe mental illness when he shot and killed Deputies Ogburn and Paul Habelt.

Mays' sisters are the only two siblings alive, today.  Along with his daughter and step-daughter, they testified that Mays has had a history of drug use, and the deaths of all three of his brothers greatly affected his life.  They said Mays was a loving, and caring brother and grandfather with a soft-spot for animals.

Closing arguments are expected to begin, Tuesday morning.

Layron Livingston, Reporting