Found guilty

A Campbell man has been found guilty and sentenced to prison in connection with a 2016 shooting death.

A Campbell man has been found guilty and sentenced to prison in connection with a 2016 shooting death.

A jury in the 196th District Court convicted Allen Thomas Sample during a rare Saturday session, the fifth day of the murder trial.

The same panel deliberated Monday before handing down a 40-year sentence in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division.

Sample, 52, had pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder in connection with the shooting death of Tommey Joe Tubb of Dike, an unincorporated area of Hopkins County.

Tubb was found deceased behind a residence in the 5400 block of Interstate 30 East near Campbell at around 9 p.m. May 20, 2016 after Tubb’s roommate reportedly contacted the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office.

Tubb had been shot in the head.

Sample was arrested in Rockwall six days later on the murder charge, which carried a maximum punishment upon conviction of from five to 99 years to life in prison.

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