Man gets death penalty for fatal robbery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville man has been sentenced to death for killing a man during a robbery.

A Duval County judge sentenced 44-year-old Rodney Newberry on Friday. A jury had previously convicted him of first-degree murder.

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Authorities say Newberry shot 38-year-old Terrese Pernell 12 times with an AK-47 rifle while he and two other men were robbing him.

According to the Florida Times-Union, the judge explained that Newberry deserved death because of his criminal record, which includes prior arrests for the attempted murder of two police officers.


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