Sublett Jury Decision to be Made Soon

Today, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, Russell Sublett's fate should be determined.

After deliberating for more than five hours Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, the jury went home to resume its work in the morning.

Sublett is accused of trying to kill t10 law enforcement officers during a carjacking and ensuing a 4-day standoff that began in Glasgow, Ky., Sept. 29, 2004.

Police were attempting to serve Sublett with a search warrant for a sawed-off shotgun when a high-speed chase began. Sublett crashed his El Camino after running over stop sticks deployed by the state police.

Gunfire erupted when Sublett carjacked Virginia Phelps's Grand Prix. He then crashed that car car into the front of David Stewart's house on 31W north of Bowling Green, Ky., where he kept authorities at bay with sporadic gunfire over four days, until he surrendered Oct. 2, 2007.

Sublett's attorney said Sublett cannot be convicted with trying to kill the officers because he didn't shoot any of them. He was only trying to provoke police into killing him.

Sublett has a history of failed suicide attempts. If convicted he could be sentenced to life in prison.


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