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Harrowing Account Of Prison Life Given By Defense Witnesses In Gary Lee Sampson Trial03:57
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For the second day in a row, Gary Lee Sampson chose not to attend his own death penalty trial.

Jurors in the case must decide whether Sampson should be executed for the murder of two Massachusetts drivers whom he robbed of their cars when they stopped to offer the hitchhiker a ride in 2001.

What Sampson missed by not attending was a harrowing account of prison life told by his own witnesses. Which might be the reason why he didn't want to be in court.

WBUR's David Boeri reports.

This segment aired on November 30, 2016.

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