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Albert Love Receives Death Penalty For Spring Street Murders

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Albert Leslie Love Jr. has received the death penalty for his role in the 2011 shooting deaths of Tyus Sneed and Keenan Hubert.

This sentence comes after the jury in the case convicted Love of capital murder on Tuesday.

The punishment phase of the trial began this past Wednesday.

Today after Love's sentence was announced, both Hubert's mother and father gave victim impact statements about the loss of their son where they spoke to Love directly calling him a "coward" and saying he was "getting what he deserved."

Tyus Sneed's father also took the stand speaking to Love saying he had "robbed" his family of a son and brother who "hadn't even done anything wrong."

The jury went into deliberations Friday afternoon around 2:30 to decide whether Love would receive the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole until they reached a verdict on the sentencing at around 4 P.M.

The defense started the day by continuing it's case where jurors heard from Love's mother, Tonya Bibb.

She defended Love saying she had done her "very best" to raise her son to know the difference between right and wrong, and she also denied that he was ever a part of the Bloods street gang, despite Love's own admission that he was an active member.

The defense then called 2 doctors to testify about a brain injury Love suffered from that they argued impaired his decision-making abilities and planning skills.

The prosecution countered those claims by reading and showing the jury very graphic and detailed sexually explicit letters and drawings that Love had sent to his wife while in jail.

Before closing arguments, Love was given one last opportunity to testify before the jury, but he ultimately declined.

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