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Death Penalty Handed Down in E. Texas Murder Case

Cortne Robinson. Photo Source: KSLA. Cortne Robinson. Photo Source: KSLA.

MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) - A Harrison County jury sentenced Cortne Robinson to lethal injection Monday evening, after more than 9 hours of deliberation. 

Robinson's family was extremely emotional when the sentence was handed down.  They were escorted out the back of the courtroom after the decision was read.

The same jury found Robinson guilty last week of 1st Degree Murder in the deadly home invasion of Frank Zabokrtsky in Marshall in September of 2009.  During the trial, the victim's wife testified that Robinson and 2 other men kidnapped and raped her.

Lethal injection has not been used in Harrison County in 13 years. 

Robinson, 20, becomes the youngest Texan on death row.

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