INDIO — A Riverside County jury has recommended the death penalty for a 37-year-old Indio man convicted in the shooting death and robbery of a taxi cabdriver.
The panel announced its recommendation Monday, weeks after convicting Christopher Guy Jasso of first degree murder with special sentencing enhancements.
Prosecutors said Jasso and 26-year-old accomplice Fabian Perez summoned a cab in September 2003 so they could rob its driver.
After boarding the taxi as passengers, Jasso shot 30-year-old Carlos Cardona twice in the head and took $80 from his wallet.
Jasso is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 8.
Perez, who could also face the death penalty, is awaiting trial.
A call to Riverside County Public Defender's office was not immediately returned.
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