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Ohio man convicted of killing student sentenced to death

April 21, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Ohio man convicted of killing student sentenced to death

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James Worley sentenced to death for the murder of Sierah Joughin
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An Ohio who was convicted of murdering a college student who went missing while going on a bike ride, has been sentenced to the death penalty.

On Wednesday, a judge in Fulton County supported a jury’s recommendation for the death penalty for James Worley, 59, the Toledo Blade reported.

Jurors found Worley guilty three weeks ago for his role in the 2016 slaying of Sierah Joughin.

The 20-year-old student at the University of Toledo was discovered dead in a cornfield three days after she was last seen near her residence west of Toledo.

Worley refused to admit that he was involved in the killing before his sentencing.

He says prosecutors overlooked evidence that could have cleared him. He added that someone set him up by leaving evidence at his residence.

The victim’s relatives exited the courtroom halfway through Worley’s statement after he referred to her as “a beautiful girl.”

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