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Man gets death penalty for double-murder

BROOKSVILLE, Florida (AP) - A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to death for killing his sister and another woman.

A Hernando County judge followed a jury's recommendation Tuesday in sentencing 57-year-old John Kalisz. He was convicted in January of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of armed burglary.

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Authorities say Kalisz killed his sister, Kathryn Donovan, and her office manager, Deborah Tillotson, and wounded two others at a Brooksville home in January 2010. He killed Dixie County sheriff's Capt. Chad Reed in a shootout later the same day in Cross City.

Kalisz received a life sentence as part of a deal with prosecutors last year after pleading guilty to killing the deputy.


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