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Prosecutors: Convicted killer should be executed

November 6, 2013 • State News


FILE – This Aug. 19, 2010 file photo provided by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office shows Arizona inmate John Charles McCluskey after he was captured at a campsite in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Ariz. Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys for convicted killer John McCluskey are scheduled to deliver closing arguments Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in the first phase of his sentencing trial. It will be up to jurors to decide whether the death penalty will be an option as they consider punishing McCluskey for the August 2010 slayings of an Oklahoma couple following his escape from an Arizona prison. (AP Photo/Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Anything less than execution for an Arizona convict who killed an Oklahoma couple in 2010 would not be justice, federal prosecutors told jurors Wednesday at the start of the third and final phase of John McCluskey’s capital murder trial.

McCluskey’s defense team, meanwhile, argued their client’s life should be spared, saying the Login to read more

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