Troy Victorino gets new sentencing hearing
Troy Victorino, the ringleader of a group of men who committed a 2004 massacre at a Deltona home, will get a new sentencing hearing.
- Prosecutors: Troy Victorino was ringleader in 2004 'Xbox murders'
- 6 people and a dog brutally murdered in Deltona home
- Florida judge ruled he will get new sentencing hearing
A Seventh Judicial Circuit judge ruled that Victorino will get resentenced because a jury's decision to sentence him to death was not unanimous. In March, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that requires a jury's unanimous recommendation for a death sentence.
Prosecutors said Victorino and three other men broke into a home in 2004 and brutally killed six people and a dog. Investigators said the men were taking revenge against one of the victims, Erin Belanger, who kicked Victorino out of her grandmother's home. Victorino claimed Belanger stole some of his belongings, including an XBox.
The massacre was later called "the Xbox murders."
Last week, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that Bessman Okafor, a man sentenced to death for the killing of Alex Zaldivar during a 2012 Ocoee home invasion, would also get a new sentencing hearing.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.