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HOUSTON (AP) — Death row in Texas is getting its first inmate in 2015, ending a 10-month hiatus in death sentences imposed by juries in the nation’s most active capital punishment state.

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A Brazos County jury decided after seven hours of deliberation Wednesday that 22-year-old Gabriel Hall should be put to death for an attack that left a 68-year-old man dead and his wife injured at the couple’s home in College Station.

It is the first death sentence imposed in Texas since last December.

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Jurors rejected the option of sending Hall to prison for life with no chance of parole — the outcome in three other Texas capital cases this year where the death penalty was a possibility.

Brazos County is about 100 miles northwest of Houston.

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