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Ark. man sentenced to die for killing former lover

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A jury has sentenced an Arkansas man to death for fatally stabbing a college student in March.

Zachariah Scott Marcyniuk was sentenced Thursday, a day after he was convicted of murdering Katie Wood.

Wood was Marcyniuk's ex-girlfriend. The 24-year-old University of Arkansas student was found fatally stabbed in her Fayetteville apartment in March.

Prosecutors say Marcyniuk broke into Wood's apartment and waited for her to come home.

The 29-year-old man from West Fork doesn't deny that he killed Wood, but his lawyers say the slaying didn't amount to capital murder. An after-hours call to his lawyer wasn't answered Thursday.

Capital murder convictions are automatically appealed to the state Supreme Court under Arkansas law.      


Information from: The Morning News,             

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