Man Avoids Death Sentence, Faces Life in Prison For 2006 Killing

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A man convicted of the murder of a southeastern Pennsylvania barbershop owner eight years ago was sentenced to life in prison.

Chester County prosecutors had sought the death penalty against 37-year-old Duron Peoples in the October 2006 murder of 33-year-old Jonas Suber.

But the Daily Local News of West Chester reports that jurors deliberated for about 3 hours last week before imposing a life term.

Authorities alleged that Peoples ordered the shooting after a long-running feud that began when Suber began dating his former girlfriend. Defense attorney Laurence Harmelin attacked the credibility of prosecution witnesses.

Three other men, including the gunman, are serving life terms in the case. Peoples is also currently serving a 21-to-42 year sentence in another shooting that authorities said was part of the feud.

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