Death Sentence Given in Courtroom Killings

Associated Press

A lawyer was sentenced to death Saturday for killing two attorneys during a rampage in a Ft. Worth courtroom last summer that left three other people wounded.

A Potter County jury sentenced George Lott to die by injection. The same jury convicted Lott, 45, of capital murder on Friday.

Lott had confessed in a television interview, saying he wanted to draw attention to wrongs allegedly done to him by the legal system during his divorce and in a child-molesting charge brought against him by his former wife.

Lott killed the lawyers on July 1 at the Tarrant County Courthouse. He also wounded two judges and a bystander.