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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

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 27, 2010; 8:01 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , Death Penalty , From the Courthouse , Pr. George's , Updates  
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Dang! The Murderer will get off like a bandit!! And so he should.....The one who got the ball rolling is much more deservant.....but still...Only 10 years for a double murder?? Good ish.....Two people died of snitching, now another person may die because of additional snitching...

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 27, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Power too the Snitches and may the murderes burn in well you get the picture.

Posted by: snake_taylor | April 27, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

WHY LET SOMEONE OUT WHEN THEY KILLED PEOPLE. IT DOESN'T MAKE SINCE. I SAY FRY HIM, AND LET HIM PAY HIS DUE WITH THE DEVIL, HE OWES HIS LIFE TO THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIMS.

Posted by: Cherokee316 | May 4, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

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