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Jury Recommends Death Penalty in Triple Homicide: A Los Angeles, CA jury has recommended that a 37-year-old man convicted of murdering three people in 2009 be sentenced to death for his crimes.  The City News Service reports that in addition the first-degree murder convictions, Robert Louis Caballero was also found guilty on two counts of kidnapping, one county of firearm possession by a felon, and evading police.  Caballero's two co-defendants have also been convicted of first-degree murder and are awaiting sentencing. 

Arrest Made in Decades-Old Cold Case Murder: Authorities in Ohio have arrested the man they believe is responsible for the 1981 killing of a police officer.  Frazier Smith of WHIO News reports that 63-year-old Mitchell Ruble, who was also a police officer, killed the deputy at his home after he was terminated from the department for using excessive force while on duty.  Ruble is currently in county jail without bond.  

Convicted Murderer Sentenced to Death: A Louisiana man who escaped from prison and murdered a Florida college student while on the run has been sentenced to death.  CBS News reports that 43-year-old Kentrell Feronti Johnson, along with two other men, escaped from a Louisiana prison facility and fled to Florida where they kidnapped a graduate student and beat him to death, leaving his body in an open field.  One of Johnson's co-defendants has also been sentenced to death for the crime while the other plead guilty to all charges in exchange for a life sentence.

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