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Lufkin man, sentenced to life in prison for capital murder: 'I didn't mean for it to go down that way'

Lufkin man, sentenced to life in prison for capital murder: 'I didn't mean for it to go down that way'
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POSTED: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:30pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:44pm

Though he didn’t take the stand in his own defense this past week, Jacob Woodard on Friday night broke his silence on what went wrong Feb. 7, the night he fatally shot Robert Darnell Bennett.

During an interview from deep inside the Angelina County Jail, the 19-year-old — clad in county orange, handcuffed and shackled — said it was his own “selfish ambitions” that led to Bennett’s death in the course of a robbery attempt gone wrong. An Angelina County jury earlier in the day had found Woodard guilty of capital murder, meaning he would automatically serve a life sentence in prison.

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