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Jury declines to impose death penalty in Puerto Rico murders

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - A man convicted of killing eight people in a crowded bar in Puerto Rico was spared the death penalty and sentenced to life in prison on Saturday in only the fifth case in which prosecutors have sought capital punishment on ... read more

Puerto Rican jury rejects death sentence in police killing

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - A Jamaican man was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of an undercover policeman in Puerto Rico after a jury rejected ... verdict required to impose the death sentence, sparing the life of Lashaun Casey, 32. read more

Death Penalty Sought in Puerto Rico Case

Carlos Ayala Lopez ... man was hanged for murder. The island's legislature approved a resolution reaffirming the anti-death penalty stance in May. The only other case in which a federal jury in Puerto Rico had to decide whether to impose a death sentence ... read more

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