Monday, June 16, 2003

Lynchburg jury recommends death sentence for first time since 1961

On Friday night, a jury in Lynchburg recommended the death penalty in the case of Leon Jermain Winston, who was found guilty of a double murder, the first such sentence in the city since 1961, as reported here in the News-Advance. The story notes that one of the victims "was pregnant at the time of the murder, and her 4- and 8-year-old daughters watched her die."

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