Contract killer sentenced to death

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ATLANTA – A Fulton County jury has sentenced a man to death for carrying out a contract killing by strangling a young mother with a vacuum cleaner cord.

The defendant, 52-year-old Cleveland Clark, was convicted last Friday for the murder of Sparkle Rai nine years ago for $10,000. The same jury sentenced him to death on Thursday.

The woman's father-in-law, Chiaman Rai, was sentenced in 2008 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for arranging the killing. Prosecutors said he wanted her killed because he opposed his son's marriage.

 
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