Convicted murderer and pedophile sentenced to death

A convicted murderer and pedophile has been sentenced to death for killing two young sisters more than a decade ago in Fort Lauderdale.

Howard Ault was first sentenced to death eight years ago. But the Florida Supreme Court threw out the sentence because a potential juror had been wrongly dismissed. The conviction was never thrown own.

A new jury in August again recommended the same fate for Ault.

He’s accused of luring 11-year-old DeAnn Mu’min and 7-year-old Sybilla Jones to his apartment, promising them Halloween candy. He raped and strangled the older girl before strangling her younger sister. He then hid the bodies in his attic. He had been on house arrest for a prior sexual assault at the time.

His lawyer argued for leniency, claiming that his client was mentally ill and had been sexually abused as a child.

Associated Press

Published in: on October 24, 2007 at 10:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

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