RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com/AP) — A former Marine has been sentenced to death and another to life without parole for murdering a fellow Marine and his wife at their Riverside County home.
Emrys John, 23, and Kevin Cox, 25, were among three ex-Marines who were convicted June 5 of two counts of first-degree murder in the 2008 deaths of Sgt. Jan Pietrzak and his wife 26-year-old, Quiana Jenkins-Pietrzak.
Prosecutors say they tied up and robbed the 24-year-old sergeant in his French Valley home and sexually assaulted his new bride before shooting them in the head.
John was sentenced to death and Cox was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
A third defendant, 25-year-old Tyrone Miller, was sentenced to death in July.
A fourth man charged in the killings awaits trial.
All had worked with the sergeant at the Camp Pendleton Marine base.
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