COPY-Kentucky man sentenced to death for 1983 killing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville man has been sentenced to death for the 1983 slaying of a mother of five children.

Jefferson Circuit Judge James Shake on Friday followed a jury's recommendation and sent Larry Lamont White to death row at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville for death of Pamela Armstrong. Armstrong was a 22-year-old mother of five who was raped and shot twice in the head on June 4, 1983.

WLKY-TV in Louisville ( ) reported that Armstrong's family expressed satisfaction with the sentence.

White was convicted in 1985 of killing 22-year-old Deborah Miles and 21-year-old Yolanda Sweeney, who were killed near where Armstrong's body was discovered. White was sentenced to death. The Kentucky Supreme Court overturned his conviction.

White later pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence of 28 years in prison.

Information from: WLKY-TV,

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