VOLUSIA COUNTY (FL) – Resentencing will begin next week for two of the men who were convicted of murdering six people over an Xbox in Deltona in 2004.
The case of Troy Victorino was heard by a jury.
Two of four suspects, the men were responsible for beating six people to death and killing a dog in a house on August 4, 2004.
Victorino and Hunter were originally sentenced to death, but the sentences were later overturned because the jury’s decision wasn’t unanimous, as required after supreme court rulings in 2016.
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Due to a new law on the death penalty signed by Gov. DeSantis announced Thursday that, in the resentencement of Victorino or Hunter, neither man will need a unanimous death recommendation from a jury.
A medical examiner reported that the victims, who were all friends, had died of blunt force trauma after being struck several times. According to authorities, their bodies had also been stabbed and cut.
Erlanger Belanger, Michelle Natan and Roberto Gonzalez were among the victims. Jonathan Gleason was 17 years old. Francisco Ayo Roman was 30. Anthony Vega is 34.
Victorino the accused, who was found squatting inside the home, went to the house in order to retrieve his Xbox, among other items.
The resentencement will start on Tuesday.
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