LaFAYETTE, Ga. - Forty-three years ago, Eddie Sizemore found his father in the back of the family's Chickamauga grocery store, beaten and shot, blood streaming down his chest.
"I lived with this for a long time," Sizemore testified Friday afternoon during a court hearing in Walker County. "I still can't "
Sizemore stopped. His face tightened. He tapped the wood in front of him, took a breath.
He did not look to his right, where his father's killer sat.
"I see it every day," Sizemore said. "How he was shot. How he was killed. Everything. I see everything."
Wilburn Wiley Dobbs killed Roy Lee Sizemore in December 1973. A jury convicted him of murder in May 1974 and sentenced him to death. But a higher court's ruling, followed by years of waiting, brought Dobbs and his victim's family back into the courtroom Friday.