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Jury urges death penalty for sex offender who killed 4 women


December 23, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Jurors on Wednesday recommended a death sentence for a California sex offender who abducted and killed four women over six months while wearing an electronic monitoring device.

A judge will make the final decision Feb. 3 after a jury said Steven Dean Gordon, 47, should face capital punishment for his crimes.

The recommendation came a few minutes after Orange County Superior Court Judge Patrick Donahue considered dismissing a juror who told colleagues during deliberations that she could not vote for the death penalty.

After interviewing the woman, Donahue indicated...

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