Jury Considers Death Sentence For Killer-- Judge Says Penalty Phase Could Take 3 Days June 26, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The jury that convicted a man of murder earlier this month is back in court today hearing from the victim's family as they consider whether he should be put to death for the crime.
On June 8, Paul Durousseau was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1999 death of 24-year-old Tyresa Mack.
Durousseau was arrested in 2003 and is charged in the deaths five other women. Trials on those charges are still pending.
In the penalty phase of the trial, the jury heard from Mack's mother and sister -- both saying that their lives have not been the same since the slaying.
The prosecution's case wrapped up quickly, leaving most of Tuesday afternoon for nearly a dozen defense witnesses, including his two brothers and others who grew up with him in Los Angeles, many of the witnesses testifying on video.
Defense attorneys focusing on what they hope the jury will believe are mitigating circumstances that should cause them to sentence Durousseau to life in prison, not lethal injection.
As the hearing began Tuesday, Judge Jack Schemer told the jury that the penalty phase could take up to three days. At the end of the process they will recommend a sentence, but the final sentence will be issued by the judge.
Mother Speaks Out About Daughter's Death Before Convicted Killer is Sentenced-- July 27, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Accused serial killer, Paul Durousseau, was found guilty in June of murdering Tyresa Mack and is scheduled to be sentenced Monday. But, before he is, the mother of another Jacksonville woman, who police believe Durousseau was the last person to see her alive in 2003, wanted to have her say. Cynthia Davis said she thinks Durousseau killed her daughter, 19-year-old Surita Cohen, and said she thinks it's time to talk about the pain of losing a child so tragically.
It's been a long time since Davis lost her daughter.
"It's going on five years -- missing my daughter," she said.
The last time Davis spoke to her daughter was the late January night in 2003 when Cohen left her home.
"I asked her, 'you coming back tonight?' she said 'yes mama.' I got up the next morning -- I didn't see my baby no more," she said.
Police believe Durousseau was the last person to see Cohen alive.
In June, he was found guilty of strangling Mack, a pregnant mother of three, to death.
But Davis said that's only the start. She wants justice in the names of six others from Jacksonville, including her daughter, and one from Georgia.
"All I want is them to give him the death penalty," Davis said. "I might feel better."
Durousseau is back in court Monday to find out if he will get the ultimate penalty.
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