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Jul 29, 2014 9:07 AM

Jury Recommends Death Penalty In 1983 Rape-Murder

LOUISVILLE (AP) - A Jefferson County jury has recommended the death penalty for a Louisville man convicted of raping and killing a woman in 1983.

The Courier-Journal reports it is the first time in nearly a decade that a Jefferson County jury has recommended sending a defendant to death row.

Jurors on Friday found Larry Lamont White guilty of murder in the death of Pamela Armstrong, a 22-year-old mother of five who was raped and shot twice in the head on June 4, 1983. The panel returned on Monday to determine a sentence.

During the hearing, prosecutors presented evidence of other crimes White committed, including two other slayings.

Defense attorneys said the inclusion of the previous convictions "created an unfair playing field" and said they would appeal.

Final sentencing was set for September.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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