John Sexton sentenced to death on murder charges

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – The penalty phase for a man who murdered a 94-year-old Pasco County woman is set for today in New Port Richey.

Jurors voted 10-2 to recommend the death penalty for John Sexton, the man convicted of brutally murdering 94-year-old Ann Parlato in her Port Richey home

John Sexton was found guilty last month in the death of Ann Parlato in 2010.

Sexton was already in custody on a burglary charge when he was charged with her murder.

In 2010, Pasco County Sheriff Bob White called Parlato’s murder scene “worse than any horror movie. She was mutilated.”

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