Man Gets 2 Life Terms For Double-Murder

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Pensacola, FL (AP) - A convicted killer who had previously
been on death row has been sentenced to two life terms for a 1993
double-murder in Pensacola.
An Escambia County judge sentenced Jason Mahn to two consecutive life sentences Wednesday. Mahn was 19 years old when he stabbed his father's girlfriend, 36-year-old Debbie Jean Shanko, 42 times and her 14-year-old son, Anthony, eight times.
Mahn was given a death sentence in 1994 for the son's murder,
along with a life sentence for the mother's.
The Florida Supreme Court rejected the death sentence in 1998
and ordered a new sentencing. Psychologists argued for years that
Mahn -- who has an IQ of 88 -- wasn't competent to understand the
legal proceedings.
Prosecutors agreed last month to no longer seek the death
penalty.

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