RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A judge has sentenced one man to death and another to two life terms in prison for the 2008 murders of a U.S. Marine Corps sergeant and his wife.
Riverside County Judge Christian Theirbach sentenced 23-year-old Emrys John to death on Friday and sentenced his co-defendant, 25-year-old Kevin Cox, to two life terms in prison without parole.
The two were convicted in June of killing Marine Sgt. Jan Pietrzak and his wife, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak, in their French Valley home.
The newlywed couple was bound and shot in the head. Jenkins-Pietrzak was sexually assaulted.
A third defendant, Tyrone Miller, was sentenced to death last month and a fourth is awaiting trial.
Prosecutors say all four had worked with Pietrzak while stationed at Camp Pendleton and they intended to rob him.
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