Thursday, September 23, 2010

He prison

The answer to yesterday's question of does he stay or does he go.

Death penalty avoided, cold case solved
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

The punishment phase of John Fennell's capital murder trial ended abruptly Wednesday after prosecutors agreed to stop seeking the death penalty.

In exchange, Fennell pleaded guilty to another capital murder, of a retired McAllen police officer killed during a robbery, that had gone unsolved for more than eight years.

Fennell, 33, will serve a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2007 shotgun slaying of Juan Saldivar. He will serve a concurrent life sentence for the 2002 shooting death of Darrell Davis.

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