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Death Penalty Recommended in Soccer Shootings

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware jury has voted unanimously to recommend the death penalty for one of two gang members convicted of murder in a 2012 soccer tournament shooting in Wilmington that left three people dead.

The New Castle County jury delivered its recommendation regarding 38-year Otis Phillips on Thursday afternoon. The final sentencing decision will be made by the judge.

The same jury will hear arguments starting Monday on whether to recommend the death penalty for 23-year-old Jeffrey Phillips.

The two defendants, who are not related, were convicted of murder in the death of tournament organizer Herman Curry, and manslaughter in the death of 16-year-old player Alexander Kamara.

Authorities say an accomplice who was driving the getaway car for the two killers died after being hit by return gunfire from tournament spectators.

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