The jury that convicted a northeastern Pennsylvania man of strangling two people during a 2002 robbery is scheduled to return Tuesday to hear testimony on whether he should be given a life sentence or be put to death.
The penalty phase of Hugo Selenski's capital murder trial opens four days after Gov. Tom Wolf declared a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania.
Selenski was convicted last week of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of pharmacist Michael Kerkowski and his girlfriend, Tammy Fassett. Prosecutors say Selenski and another man killed the couple in a plot to rob the pharmacist of tens of thousands of dollars from an illegal prescription drug ring.
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Police found the victims' bodies, along with three other sets of human remains, on Selenski's property north of Wilkes-Barre in 2003.