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Convicted Killer Awaits Sentence

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DURHAM — The sentencing phase of Todd Boggess' trialcontinues Monday as the convicted killer of a Wilmington teen waits tofind out if he will die or spend his life in prison.

The defense completed its pre-sentencing presentation just before noonMonday. Attorneys for Boggess presented testimony from psychology expertsto show that Boggess should not be put to death. Boggess' father testifiedlast week that he had sexually abused his son hundreds of times overseveral years.

The prosecution had opportunity to offer a rebuttal in the earlyafternoon. Officials are not certain if the jury will begin its sentencingdeliberations Monday.

Daniel Pence, 17, was killed in a rural area of Durham County in 1995.

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