FLORIDA (USA): JURY RECOMMENDS DEATH FOR WOMAN IN MURDER CASE
December 9, 2010: in Florida, a Marion County jury recommended 7-5 that Emilia Carr, 26, white, be put to death for kidnapping and murdering Heather Strong, 26, white.
Circuit Judge Willard Pope will imposes a sentence on Carr on Feb. 22 of next year.
He will first preside over a hearing on Jan. 11 to give the defendant's family one last opportunity to plead for a life sentence.
Carr and boyfriend Joshua Fulgham are accused of luring Strong to an abandoned storage trailer in mid-February 2009. Fulgham was married to Strong, but the couple were estranged at the time.
He and his wife had 2 children and were in a custody battle.
Strongâ€™s remains were discovered on March 19, 2009, in a shallow grave on the property. Fulgham, now 29, white, is scheduled to go to trial early next year on the same charges.
Fulgham is also the purported father of Carrâ€™s child, whom she delivered shortly after being booked into jail after her arrest.