Jury To Consider Sentence For Tenn. Man Convicted In Ky. Killing

CLINTON, Ky. (AP) - A jury is in the sentencing phase of the trial of a Tennessee man convicted of raping and killing a western Kentucky teenager.

The jury convicted 31-year-old Quincy Omar Cross on Tuesday of kidnapping, raping and murdering 18-year-old Jessica Currin. Her burned body was found behind a school in 2000.

Currin's mother, Jean Currin, testified on Wednesday that Currin was a mother who cared deeply for her infant son, Zion. The boy was just a few months old when she died.

Cross was one of five people charged last year in connection with Currin's death. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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