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Verdict may come today in Leon Davis murder trial

12:15 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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Bartow, Florida -- There could be a ruling as early this afternoon in Leon Davis's murder trial.

Attorneys presented their closing arguments Wednesday in front of the judge who will rule in the case, after Davis requested a bench trail -- allowing the court to decide his fate -- rather than a jury.

Davis is already on death row for burning two women to death during a robbery at a Lake Wales insurance office.

The 34-year-old is also charged with shooting and killing two clerks outside a BP convenience store.

Davis was convicted last year and sentenced to death for robbing, binding and burning Yvonne Bustamonte and Juanita Luciano at an insurance office in Lake Wales.

Luciano, who was pregnant at the time, delivered the baby by Cesarian section, but the child also died.

The attack on the clerks happened six days after the attack at the insurance office. The clerks were changing the marquee sign in front of the convenience store when they were robbed.

An autopsy shows both clerks were shot execution-style.


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