A jury picked life without parole instead of the death penalty for two illegal immigrants convicted of a fatal bombing that killed a hot dog stand vendor in a Las Vegas casino parking lot.
The jury recommended life sentences Tuesday for bombmaker Porfirio Duarte-Herrera and Omar Rueda-Denvers in Clark County District Court. Rueda-Denvers also uses the name Alexander Perez. A judge will sentence the men in November.
Both the 29-year-old Duarte-Herrera and 33-year-old Rueda-Denvers asked jurors for mercy on Monday.
Each was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder for planting a pipe bomb that killed 24-year-old Willebaldo Dorantes Antonio outside the Luxor hotel-casino in 2007.
Prosecutors say the motive was revenge against Dorantes Antonio, who was dating Rueda-Denvers' ex-girlfriend.
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