Jurors deliberate death or life in prison for ex-Marines convicted of killing sergeant, wife

Camp Pendleton sergeant, wife attacked in own home

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Jurors in Riverside County are deciding whether to recommend the death penalty for two men convicted of killing a Camp Pendleton Marine sergeant and his wife.
 
The Riverside Press-Enterprise says jurors began deliberating Wednesday on whether to recommend death or life in prison for  25-year-old Tyrone Miller and 23-year-old Emrys John.
 
The ex-Marines and a colleague, 25-year-old Kevin Cox, were convicted of murder earlier this month.
 
Prosecutors say they 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.
 
A second jury reached a penalty recommendation for Cox last week but it's sealed until a decision is made for Miller and John.
 
A fourth man, Kesaun Sykes, is awaiting trial.
 

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