|Published:||Feb 04, 2011 3:36 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 04, 2011 12:36 AM EST|
MIAMI (AP) - A jury has recommended death for a South Florida man convicted of fatally shooting an Illinois tourist who stopped to ask directions in Coconut Grove.
The Miami-Dade jury voted 8-4 for the death penalty on Thursday. That same panel found 26-year-old Brandon Antron Rolle guilty in October of first-degree murder and robbery with a firearm. Sentencing is ultimately up to a judge.
Authorities say Ronald Gentile had pulled over to ask for directions in 2006 when a man dressed in black approached the car, robbed and shot him.
Prosecutors pointed to Rolle's finger print being found in the victim's rental car as a sign of guilt. Rolle's girlfriend testified that Rolle used the victim's cell phone and that he had her pawn some of the stolen items.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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