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Cold-Case Murder Suspect Found Guilty: An Ohio man named as the prime suspect in a 1990 cold-case rape and murder has been found guilty of the crime and sentenced to life in prison.  WLWT News reports that 57-year-old Timothy Sellers was linked to the murder through DNA evidence in 2002, but a series of errors prevented police from launching a full investigation until 2010.  Sellers will have a chance at being paroled after serving 20 years behind bars.

OK Sets Execution Date for Convicted Killer: An Oklahoma man sentenced to death for the murder of  a 9-month-old baby in 2002 is scheduled to be executed March 5, 2015.  Glenn Puit of CNHI News Service reports that Robert Cole Jr. told authorities that he killed his infant daughter because her crying was interrupting his video game playing.  The coroner revealed that the infant's back was broken and her heart ruptured after Cole intentionally bent the child backwards and in half.  Cole has exhausted all of his appeals and a request for a stay of execution has yet to be filed. 

Convicted Murderer Arrested by Border Patrol: Border Patrol agents in Texas have arrested a convicted murderer who had entered the U.S. illegally after being deported in 2009.  Kristin Tate of Breitbart reports that Francisco Rodriguez-Garcia was convicted of second-degree murder in North Carolina in 1997, he served 12 years for the killing and was deported immediately following his release.  So far in 2014, Border Patrol agents have arrested dozens of convicted felons who have entered the U.S. illegally after being deported.

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