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St. Louis man sentenced to death in La.

5 years ago July 08, 2010 Jul 8, 2010 Thursday, July 08 2010 Thursday, July 08, 2010 5:50:48 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Andrea Fontenot

Dacarius Holliday has been formally sentenced to death for fatally beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in 2007.

An East Baton Rouge Parish jury convicted the 33-year-old Holliday of first-degree murder in March.

Three days later, the same jurors recommended that Holliday die by lethal injection for the killing of Darian Coon on May 14, 2007.

An autopsy revealed Coon suffered 75 contusions to his body and lacerations to his liver and kidney, among other injuries.

District Judge Wilson Fields denied Holliday a new trial, and formally sentenced him to die.

The Louisiana Supreme Court automatically reviews all death penalty cases in the state.

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