Pa. jury to decide fate of Pr. George's murderer
A federal court jury in Pennsylvania is trying to decide whether a man convicted of ordering a hit that turned into a double murder in suburban Philadelphia should be sentenced to execution or to life in prison without parole.
Jurors earlier this month convicted 38-year-old Maurice Phillips, of Upper Marlboro, Md., of ordering the killing of 50-year-old government informant Chineta Glanville.
Prosecutors said the hit man also killed Glanville's godson, 29-year-old Dane King, who was at her Montgomery County home to fix a computer at the time of the June 2002 murder.
Defense attorneys on Monday asked jurors to spare the life of Phillips, arguing that it was unfair to execute him as prosecutors are seeking approval of a 10-year plea deal for the man who pulled the trigger.
Prosecutors said the murder of an informant “struck at the heart of the justice system.”
-- The Philadelphia Inquirer
Washington Post Editors
April 27, 2010; 8:01 AM ET
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