A Trigg County jury has recommended life in prison without the possibility of parole for a man convicted of murdering a woman in 2007.
The jury last Friday made the recommendation in the retrial of 42-year-old George Luna for the 2007 brutal murder of 46-year-old Debra Hendrickson of Benton.
Luna also received 20 years in prison on a charge of first degree arson, which by law must run concurrent with the life sentence.
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced after five days of testimony, it took the jury just over an hour to convict Luna for a second time for murdering Ms. Hendrickson and for setting her mobile home ablaze to cover up the heinous crime.
After the jury returned its recommended sentence, Luna waived formal sentencing and is currently lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center.