By DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.
FORT WORTH – A Fort Worth man convicted of killing a Bedford store clerk last year was sentenced to life without parole Monday afternoon just hours after his mother and teen-aged daughter begged for his life.
But Dodson’s mother and teenage daughter begged for his life Monday morning as a Tarrant County jury was set to decide his fate.
A crying Mamie Lee Burton asked the jury of eight men and four men to spare her son from the death penalty.
"I respect your judgment," Burton said Monday morning. "He’s not a threat."
Minutes later, his 16-year-old daughter pleaded for father’s life.
The same jury convicted Dodson of capital murder on Friday for the 2007 robbery-slaying of a Bedford store clerk.
Hughes testified against Jeff Dodson.
Theodis and Jeff Dodson went in the store to rob it. Jeff Dodson told an accomplice later that the handgun trigger slipped while he pointed the gun at the clerk.
A customer found Rajbanshi several minutes later. Jeff Dodson was later identified from a store surveillance camera.