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Alfonso Rodriquez sentenced to death penalty

Alfonso Rodriquez was sentenced to die today for the kidnapping and death of a University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin, reported Star Tribune.

He abducted Sjodin in November 2003 from a mall parking lot in Grand Forks, N.D. Six months later her body was found in Crookstone, Minn. by a ravine, according to Star Tribune.


Kare 11 reported that Rodriquez showed no emotion and declined the chance to speak during his sentencing. The judge said "It was the most difficult day of his life."

Rodriquez will be the 45th inmate on Federal death row. The average sentencing is carried out for about six to eight months, Kare11 reported.