Daniell Allen was sentenced Tuesday to life without parole and another consecutive life sentence for the murder of Dwayne Louder on Jan. 2, 2010.
A Troup County jury found Allen guilty on counts of malice murder, felony murder and kidnapping with bodily injury. Allen, according to prosecutors and witnesses, shot a bound Louder in his vehicle in an area off Smokey Road, unloading one gun then shooting him three more times to “make sure he was dead.”
“We see a lot of murder cases come across the bench, but seldom do we see one that is as cold-blooded as this is,” Superior Court Judge Quillian Baldwin told Allen before announcing his sentencing. “There was no reason to shoot Mr. Louder. You may not have liked him, he may have crossed you on a deal, but there was no reason to shoot him.”
Baldwin combined the two murder counts for a single life without parole sentence and the consecutive life sentence for the kidnapping with bodily harm charge.
Allen did not make a statement to the court when asked, other than to say that he would appeal the verdict.