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Killer Who Lashed Pair to Anchor Sentenced to Death

Son hails decision
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2008 8:07 AM CST
Killer Who Lashed Pair to Anchor Sentenced to Death
Killer Skylar Deleon reacted with little emotion when he was sentenced to death for three murders.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The killer who lashed a couple to an anchor and pushed them into the sea off the California coast so he could steal their yacht has been sentenced to death, reports the Los Angeles Times. Skylar Deleon was also convicted of killing a California man after stealing $50,000 from him. The son of the murdered couple hugged jurors after the decision. "It was difficult for the jury to make a decision on somebody's life, but I absolutely agreed," he said, smiling through tears. (Read more crime stories.)

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