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Convicted Dallas Murderer Roderick Harris Sentenced To Death

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Roderick Harris, 27, was sentenced to death for capital murder on May 21, 2012. (Credit: Dallas County)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Roderick Harris, the 27-year-old man who was convicted earlier this month of killing two brothers during a robbery, has been sentenced to death.

A jury spent two days deliberating the Dallas man’s fate. Harris was convicted of capital murder on May 10. In March 2009, Harris stormed into a home and demanded a family of six hand over their wallets and valuables.

Harris ushered them into a walk-in closet and shot two brothers to death who attempted to defend their loved ones. Harris made away with $2 and a ring.

In the final day before the jury began deliberating his punishment, prosecutors detailed Harris’s long criminal history, saying he’s been linked to a 2006 armed robbery and a murder on March 3, 2009.

A former Dallas Police officer testified about finding guns and bullets in Harris’s vehicle during a traffic stop.

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