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Sentencing date set for convicted child killer Brian Horn

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Justin Bloxom with his mother Amy Witham Fletcher (Source: Amy Witham Fletcher/Facebook) Justin Bloxom with his mother Amy Witham Fletcher (Source: Amy Witham Fletcher/Facebook)
DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

A sentencing date has been set for Brian Horn, convicted of first-degree murder last week for the death of 12-year-old Justin Bloxom back in 2010.

The jury had the option of recommending life in prison or the death penalty for Horn. It took just over an hour on the afternoon of April 5 to unanimously agree that Horn should be put to death.

DeSoto Parish District Judge Robert Burgess set the sentencing date for May 28, 2014, which happens to be the day before what would have been Justin's 17th birthday.

The hearing is set to begin at 9 a.m.

By law, sentencing must take place within 45 days of the jury's recommendation.

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