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Death penalty deliberation to begin in triple murder case

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A jury will decide whether or not to recommend the death penalty for an insurance salesman convicted of fatally shooting three people -- a woman, her 2-year-old son, and a nanny at a Los Angeles apartment in May 2003. Deliberation is expected to begin Monday.

Prosecutors, who have not provided a motive for the triple killing, say 53-year-old Robin Kyu Cho shot the child and his nanny as they were in a bathtub, and then shot the mother as she walked into the apartment. 

Last week, Cho was convicted of murder with special circumstances. Latex gloves found at the scene provided DNA evidence linking him to the attack, say prosecutors.

It took Los Angeles police detectives six years to track down the killer, notes KPCC's Frank Stoltze. Cho, it turned out, lived three floors below the victims in the same 150-unit Miracle Mile apartment complex.

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