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Jury recommends death in slaying of Marine, wife

Jun. 21, 2013 - 07:02AM   |  
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RIVERSIDE, CALIF. — Riverside County jurors have recommended the death penalty for two of the three men convicted of killing a Camp Pendleton Marine sergeant and his wife in 2008.

Prosecutors said jurors returned death sentences for 25-year-old Tyrone Miller and 23-year-old Emrys John on Thursday.

Along with 25-year-old Kevin Cox, the three former Marines were convicted of murder earlier this month. Jurors recommended Cox serve life without possibility of parole.

The trio went to the French Valley home of Sgt. Jan Pietrzak to rob him in 2008. They attacked him and sexually assaulted his wife before killing the newlyweds.

All three had worked with Pietrzak at one time while they were stationed at Camp Pendleton.

A fourth man, Kesaun Sykes, is awaiting trial.

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