Inmates accused of killing correctional officers may face death penalty

Two prison inmates accused of killing two corrections officers in June may face the death penalty.

A Putnam County grand jury yesterday indicted inmates Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose in the deaths of Sgt. Christopher Monica and Officer Curtis Billue.

Ocmulgee District Attorney Stephen Bradley also filed a court notice Tuesday morning indicating that he plans to seek the death penalty for Rowe and Dubose, according to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills.

The grand jury yesterday charged both inmates with two counts of murder, felony murder, felony escape and motor vehicle hijacking, according to Sills.

Authorities say Rowe and Dubose escaped from a transportation bus that was headed from Baldwin State Prison to the Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson after killing Monica and Dubose.

They were captured several days later in Tennessee.

No trial date has been set.

We could not reach Bradley for comment.

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