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Northwest Ohio Man Receives Death Sentence by Jury
Thursday Apr 05, 2018 1:57am
Wauseon, OH

By: Sheila McCrea

A Fulton County jury deliberated for nearly 6 hours Wednesday in the state verses James Worley Wednesday and finally decided he should receive the death penalty.

The sentence by the jury was handed down after Worley was convicted of the July 2016 abduction and murder of Sierah Joughin. The jury in Fulton County unanimously agreed on the verdict, each affirming their vote to Judge, Jeffrey Robinson.

In addition to the the death penalty, Worley was also up for life in prison without parole, life with a chance of parole in 30 years, or life with a chance of parole in 25 years.

Worley's fate is now in the hands of Judge Robinson who will either agree with the jury's death sentence or decide a different fate for Worley. A formal sentencing is set for April 18th.

During Wednesday's court session Robinson advised Worley that he may appeal the sentence within 45 days afterwards. Worley was then led from the courtroom in handcuffs and shackles.

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