|Man receives hearing to avoid death sentence|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
JACKSONVILLE — A Jacksonville judge has ruled that a man convicted of murder will receive an evidentiary hearing to avoid the death penalty.
A jury recommended a death sentence by 10-2 vote for Dennis Thurnado Glover, 50, after being convicted of killing Sandra Jean Allen, 51.
The Florida Times-Union reported Glover’s defense team will argue he suffers from intellectual disabilities.
The U.S. Supreme court ruled that executing the intellectually disabled amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and violates the eighth amendment.
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