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Alabama man sentenced to death by judge

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A Tuscaloosa County circuit judge has
sentenced 37-year-old James Largin to death for killing his parents.

Judge John England on Thursday agreed with a jury, which in
August found Largin guilty of killing Jimmy and Peggy Largin and
recommended the death penalty.

England could have decided to override that recommendation and
sentence Largin to life without parole.

Largin shot his parents at their home in March 2007, before
stealing money, prescription pills and credit cards.

He then went on a 24-hour drug binge, using their credit cards to buy video game systems he traded for drugs.

Prosecutor Chris Hargett read from a pre-sentencing report by a
probation officer who said Largin showed no remorse.

Defense attorney James D. Smith argued for life without parole.


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