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January 8, 2014

In a rare move, killer takes the stand in death penalty phase of his trial

In an unusual decision for a defendant facing the death penalty, a convicted murderer who refused to testify in the guilt phase of his trial took the stand Wednesday in the penalty phase – and very well may have talked himself onto death row, his own lawyer said.

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