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Three of four Marines convicted of first-degree murder for killing Sergeant and his wife


Last updated 3/12/2013 at Noon

Jan Pawek Pietrzak, 24 and his wife, Quiana Faye Jenkins-Pietrzak, 26 were found murdered in their French Valley home. Jury selection has begun for Marines accused in the rape and murders.

RIVERSIDE - Three Marines were convicted today of first-degree murder and other charges in the slayings of a young sergeant and his bride during a home invasion robbery at the couple's French Valley residence.

Jurors must now decide whether to recommend a death sentence or life in prison without the possibility of parole for Kevin Darnell Cox, 25, Emrys Justin John, 23, and Tyrone Miller, 25.

A fourth defendant is awaiting trial.

An eight-woman, four-man jury deliberated less than two days before finding Cox guilty of the Oct. 15, 2008, slayings of 24-year-old Janek Pietrzak and his 26-y...

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