- Associated Press - Saturday, October 14, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to death a third time for slashing a neighbor’s throat and strangling her.

The Florida Times-Union reports that a Duval County jury unanimously decided Friday that Randall Deviney should die.

Deviney was 18 in 2008 when he killed 65-year-old Delores Futrell, a neighbor who used to bake cookies for him, pick him up at school and give him odd jobs for money.

A 2010 conviction and death sentence for the Jacksonville man were later overturned. Deviney was convicted and sentenced to death again in 2015 with and 8-4 jury recommendation.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Florida’s death penalty unconstitutional in 2016, because it didn’t require unanimous approval from a jury. Hundreds of cases from 2002 on required resentencing hearings.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com

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