HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania woman who was shot five times by the man convicted Friday of fatally shooting her daughter says she nonetheless doesn’t want the man to receive the death penalty.
Instead, Lithz Serrano say they want 25-year-old Miguel Figueroa-Novoa to spend life in prison thinking about his deeds and having to explain why he killed his son’s mother.
Figueroa-Novoa was convicted Friday of killing his girlfriend, 19-year-old Yarelis Berrios, and shooting Serrano, her mother, in a Harrisburg apartment in December 2010.
A cousin who was then just 9 grabbed the couple’s 2-year-old son and fled the shootings, which included a botched suicide by Figueroa-Novoa.
A new phase of the trial begins Monday, after which a jury must decide whether Figueroa-Novoa deserves the death penalty or life in prison without parole.