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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Klaas Killer Sentenced

SAN JOSE, California () -- A California jury has recommended that Richard Davis be sentenced to death for killing 12-year-old Polly Klaas, whose kidnapping and murder shocked the United States.

After deliberating for four days, the jury of six men and six women reached the unanimous verdict Monday against Davis, 42, a parolee with several previous convictions.

After a four-month trial, Davis was convicted in June of kidnapping and murdering Klaas. The girl was abducted at knifepoint from a slumber party with friends at her home in Petaluma, northern California, in October 1993, while her mother slept nearby.