- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Jurors say a central Florida man should die for fatally shooting one person and wounding two others.

An Orange County jury recommended by an 11-1 vote Tuesday that 30-year-old Bessman Okafor should receive the death penalty, rather than a life sentence. The same panel convicted him last week of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and armed burglary. A judge will make the final decision.

Prosecutors say Okafor broke into the Ocoee home of then-19-year-old Alex Zaldivar and siblings Brienna and Remington Campos in October 2012, a day before they were to testify against him in an earlier home invasion case. He shot all three in the head, but the Campos siblings survived.

The Orlando Sentinel (https://goo.gl/O49FXn) reports that the Campos siblings have testified in two other trials, helping convict two men involved with the witness execution plot.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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