Jury gets case in Peeler death penalty trial

The jury in the death penalty hearing for convicted killer Russell Peeler Jr. began deliberations Wednesday.

The jury will now decide if Peeler should be put to death or get life in prison for ordering the 1999 murders of Karen Clarke and her 8-year-old son in their Bridgeport home. Peeler was convicted in 2000 of the crimes.

The murders happened days before the boy, BJ Brown, was expected to testify against Peeler in the murder of Clarke?s boyfriend.

Peeler is already serving a life sentence for federal drug charges. Related Information

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