HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Butler County jury recommends the death penalty in the case of Calvin McKelton. Mckelton showed virtually no emotion when the sentence was read in court.
Mckelton, known as C-Murder on the streets, was convicted of strangling his girlfriend, Margaret Allen and killing a witness to the crime Germaine Evans.
"They came to the conclusion that what happened to Germaine Evans was just too heavy to ignore," said Asst. Prosecutor Lance Salyers.
Before deliberations he told jurors that he wants to be a part of his children's lives and attend school, but that wasn't enough for them to spare his life.
"We wish that they had come back with a life verdict in the case, Calvin wished so too, I know his daughters will be very upset about this," said defense attorney Melynda Cook.
If the judge agrees with the jury's decision on the death penalty the defense plans on appealing with Ohio Supreme Court. Defense attorneys said the jury simply couldn't understand or identify with McKelton's lifestyle.