Judge formally sentences CarQuest killer to death
BATON ROUGE - A judge formally sentenced Lee Turner Jr. to death Monday for killing two men at an auto parts stor in 2011.
Judge Richard Anderson confirmed the jury's earlier sentencing after Turner's conviction in May of death by lethal injection.
Turner was found guilty of killing two coworkers, Edward Gurtner and Randy Chaney, in order to steal the deposit from the CarQuest store they worked at.
Investigators said during his trial they found bank bags and deposit slips from the business behind Turner's apartment, and that he confessed to the killings after an 11-hour interrogation.
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