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Jury recommends death penalty for man convicted in 2 deaths


EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma jury has recommended a death sentence for a 36-year-old former oil worker convicted of raping and fatally beating a young mother and burning down her home with her child trapped inside.

Derek Don Posey was convicted in May on two counts of first-degree murder in the 2013 killings of Amy Gibbins, 22, and her five-year-old son, Bryor.

The Canadian County District Court jurors recommended the death penalty on Thursday, The Oklahoman reported. Posey's formal sentencing is set for July.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this isn't about vengeance. This is about justice f...

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