Jury recommends death penalty in Kenneth Jackson murder case of Seffner mother

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Seffner, Florida -- A jury recommended the death penalty for the man they convicted last week of murdering a Seffner mother.

With an 11-1 vote, Kenneth Jackson could face the death penalty for the murder of 50-year-old Cu Thu Tran back in September 2007. Tran's body was found stabbed to death in a burning van 15 miles from her home where she had left to go jogging. It was last time she would be seen alive.

An investigation led police to Jackson as a suspect and DNA evidence linked him to DNA found on Tran.

READ: Trial gets underway in murder of Seffner jogger

The deliberation lasted about 90 minutes before the jury came back with their recommendation. The judge will formally sentence Jackson at a later date. His next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12, 2012.

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