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Rodriguez sentenced to death for murder

By Candice Dehnbostel

The convicted kidnapper and killer of college student Dru Sjodin was sentenced to death by lethal injection Thursday, reported the Pioneer Press.

Alfonso Rodriguez received the death penalty from U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson. The judge denied the motion for a new trial, though Rodriguez’s lawyers are making appeals. He could stay on death row for several years, according to the Star Tribune.

Rodriguez will be moved to a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind. in a matter of days, according to authorities.