LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada jury has decided that a 43-year-old former Las Vegas firefighter should never get out of prison for hiring a homeless ex-convict to kill his cocktail server wife.
The same jury found George Miguel Tiaffay guilty Thursday of first-degree murder, conspiracy and other charges in the September 2012 slaying of Shauna Tiaffay.
The jury chose the most severe penalty Friday, rejecting 20 years to life or 20 to 50 years. An official sentencing hearing is scheduled Oct. 27.
Tiaffay's lawyer, Robert Langford, says he'll appeal.
Shauna Tiaffay was killed with a hammer as she returned home from a late night waitress shift at the Palms Casino Hotel.
George Tiaffay was at work and didn't commit the actual attack.
He was found guilty of persuading 40-year-old Noel Scott Stevens to do it.