GREENSBURG (KDKA)- A Westmoreland County jury has sentenced Kevin Murphy to death.

Last week, they found the Saltsburg man guilty of killing his mother, sister and aunt back in April of 2009.

“The people who loved the defendant the most- his mother, sister and aunt- are the people he killed,” said District Attorney John Peck. “The people he should have cherished the most.”

Prosecutors did not present any evidence beyond an opening and closing argument. Peck told the jury the fact that Murphy killed three people makes him worthy of the death penalty.

Defense attorneys said Murphy’s lack of a criminal record, age and good character should be reasons to spare his life.

Several friends and family members took the stand on Murphy’s behalf.


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