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Massachusetts carjacking murderer sentenced to death

Gary Sampson.

(AP Photo/The Patriot Ledger, Greg Derr, Pool, File)

A man who went on a carjacking and killing spree through Massachusetts and New Hampshire in 2001 has been sentenced to death in Massachusetts, a federal district court.

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In 2001, Gary Sampson murdered three people in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He was eventually sentenced to the death penalty in federal court, because the death penalty is abolished in Massachusetts.

Sampson’s death sentence was vacated years later, because one of the original members of the jury lied on a questionnaire. A new study has been granted to settle one question: life or death.

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Monday, a jury unanimously agreed that sentence Sampson to death for the murder of the student Jonathan Rizzo.

The jury determined for five hours on Thursday and returned Friday to continue. On Thursday, the jury had a question about the limiting factor 47. There are 115 limiting factors in total, and the jury must discuss.

Friday morning, the judge sent 12 copes of the verdict slip, which is 29 pages long in consultation, space in the jury of the request.

The vote to sentence Sampson to death had to vote.

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