CRIME

FL Jury Sends Killer to Death

A Florida jury has unanimously sentenced a man to death who was convicted of kidnapping, raping, and murdering a 21-year-old mother of two. A judge must confirm the sentence, but judges rarely overturn a jury's decision if it is unanimous. The defense produced witnesses who testified that Michael King suffered a head injury as a child when he ran into a pole during a sledding accident. His IQ is 74, only a few points above the level that in which people are considered mentally retarded. The victim, Denise Lee, called 911 after she was abducted, and the tape of the call was the centerpiece of the prosecution. "I'm sorry. I just want to see my family," Lee said. "I just want to see my family again. Please. Oh, please, I just want to see my family again. Let me go." Lee was the daughter of a local police detective.