Evans: Will it Be Life or Death?

It was another emotional day in a Leon County courtroom where jurors must decide life or death for the man they convicted of killing Tallahassee Police SGT Dale Green.

It’s day two in the penalty phase for the Coy Evans trial. At this point, the jury has to decide which recommendation to give the judge; life in prison, or a death sentence.

Melanie Evans, Coy Evans' mom, said, "To the Green family, I'm sorry. I hope one day you can forgive my son.”

Brenda Johnson, Coy Evans' sister, said, "I would like to plead for my brother's life. He is a good person and I know it had to be something, drugs, to alter his behavior."

It was an emotional, intense day in court as Coy Evans’ family members not only apologized for his actions, but begged the jury for his life.

Brenda Johnson added, "I don't even know how to tell you how much pain and remorse we feel. If we could take away your pain, we would."

Even Coy Evans was in tears through out the day, especially as a recording of his child singing to him was played for the jury.

The jury is now back in its chambers to determine their recommendation of either the death penalty or life in prison.


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