Man Given Life Sentence in Slaying of Elderly Georgia Woman

Man Gets Life Sentence
Posted at 9:31 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 16:34:15-05

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A man convicted in the death an elderly woman who was found hogtied in her apartment has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Multiple media outlets report 54-year-old Odes Dupree was sentenced Monday in the death of his 75-year-old neighbor Florene Duke. Dupree was convicted of two counts of felony murder, malice murder, kidnapping, robbery and burglary in Douglas County Superior Court.

Authorities have said Dupree tied Duke up before stealing her television sets in November 2014. Douglasville Police Chief Chris Womack has said Duke's face had been covered, causing her to asphyxiate and die on the floor of her bedroom. Prosecutors have said Dupree robbed Duke for drug money.

WAGA-TV reports ( ) Dupree told the judge that he plans to appeal.