Judge says jury spoke 'loud and clear' as he sentences Sanchez to death
Gore, 46, is accused of first-degree murder in the 1982 rape and strangulation of Deborah Sue "Debbie" Carter, 21, a high school acquaintance who was seen shoving him away in the parking lot of the club where she worked hours before her death. This will be the fourth murder trial endured by the victim's family in what has become a 23-year saga involving two wrongful convictions of other men, followed by Gore's 2003 conviction and death sentence, and now Gore's second chance in court. The Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that Gore wasn't allowed to present evidence that others might have committed the crime, so he is entitled to a new trial. The emotionally charged case prompted former Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Richard Wintory to leave his position as a prosecutor in Tucson, Ariz.
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