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Death penalty for killer of police officers

NEW YORK — A New York City street gang member was given the death penalty on Wednesday in the execution-style slayings of two undercover police officers in 2003 — the latest chapter in a case that has seen the defendant’s original death sentence overturned, his behind-bars affair with a prison guard exposed, and the massive cost of his defense questioned.

It took a jury just one day to deliberate in a Brooklyn federal court before deciding the fate of Ronell Wilson.

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