Jury: Man gets death penalty in 1983 slaying

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - November 11, 2009

The mother of Jeanine Nicarico (nihk-AIR'-ih-koh) gasped and put her hand over her mouth Wednesday as the bailiff read the verdict at Brian Dugan's sentencing hearing.

Jurors deliberated for 10 hours over two days before reaching their decision.

Dugan showed no apparent emotion as the verdict was read. The 53-year-old pleaded guilty in July, hoping a jury would sentence him to life in prison.

He's been serving life sentences since 1985 for two unrelated murders.

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