Massachusetts triple murderer sentenced to death for 2001 rampage

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Posted: Jan 09, 2017 2:17 PM

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man who admitted to killing three people in a multiday 2001 rampage in two states was sentenced to death for his crimes by a federal jury on Monday at the end of a two-month trial.

It was the second time that former drifter Gary Lee Sampson, 57, has faced the possibility of execution for the stabbing and strangling murders. A 2004 death sentence was overturned by a judge in 2011 after it emerged that one of the jurors had lied about being a victim of domestic abuse.

(Reporting by Scott Malone, editing by G Crosse)