Two death sentences for killer

May 13, 2009 7:41:02 AM PDT
A judge in Florida has handed down two death sentence for a man convicted of gunning down a family of four on the side of a highway over a drug debt. Twenty-six-year-old Daniel Troya was convicted by a federal jury in the October 2006 killings of a husband, wife and their two young sons on a darkened stretch of Florida's Turnpike.

Troya's co-defendant, 25-year-old Ricardo Sanchez Jr., is due to be sentenced later Wednesday. The jury recommended the death penalty for both men.

The victims were Jose Luis Escobedo, 28; his wife, Yessica Guerrero Escobedo, 25; and their sons, Luis Julian, 4, and Luis Damian, 3.

The family had recently moved from the Brownsville, Texas, area to Palm Beach County.

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