Convicted cop killer Ronell Wilson gets death penalty - New York News

Convicted cop killer Ronell Wilson gets death penalty

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NYPD cops James Nemorin, left, and Rodney Andrews were murdered in 2003. (NYPD photos) NYPD cops James Nemorin, left, and Rodney Andrews were murdered in 2003. (NYPD photos)

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City jury has decided that a man convicted of killing two police officers should get the death penalty.

The decision was reached Wednesday in the penalty phase of Ronell Wilson's trial.

Wilson was charged with shooting the victims during a botched illegal gun sting.

A jury convicted him in 2006, then sentenced him to death in early 2007. But an appeals court overturned the sentence.

Prosecutors opted to seek the death penalty from a new jury.

Prosecutors argued that Wilson was a cold-blooded killer who deserved death. His lawyers portrayed him as the product of a troubled background.

In February authorities revealed Wilson fathered a child with a jail guard while awaiting the proceedings. She is since pleaded guilty to an illegal sex act.

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