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Judge grants state more time in Bessman Okafor case

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A judge on Friday granted the state more time as it prepares its case against convicted killer Bessman Okafor.

The state of Florida is seeking to have the death penalty reinstated against Okafor, who was sentenced to death row in 2015 for the murder of Alex Zaldivar.

Okafor’s case was sent back for re-sentencing after a change in the law required a unanimous jury decision.

The state Supreme Court recently reversed its own decision and said a unanimous decision was not necessary for someone to be sentenced to death.

The next hearing in the Okafor case will be Monday.


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