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Life sentence in rape, slaying of US couple

Life sentence in rape, slaying of US couple

Jurors have sentenced a man to life in prison without parole in the carjacking, rape and murder of a young couple.
The same jury that convicted 26-year-old Letalvis Cobbins of murder on Tuesday took less than three hours to decide against the death penalty.
Cobbins took a deep breath and then sat down after the jury foreman finished delivering the sentence on Wednesday.
Cobbins is the first of four defendants to be tried in the January 2007 attack on 21-year-old Channon Christian and her 23-year-old boyfriend Christopher Newsom. They were on a date when they were snatched from a parking lot and killed.


Updated : 2021-06-20 22:05 GMT+08:00