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NEW YORK (AP) A New York City jury has decided that a man convicted of killing two police officers should get the death penalty.

The decision was reached Wednesday in the penalty phase of Ronell Wilson's trial.

Wilson was charged with shooting the victims during a botched illegal gun sting.

A jury convicted him in 2006, then sentenced him to death in early 2007. But an appeals court overturned the sentence.

Prosecutors opted to seek the death penalty from a new jury.

Prosecutors argued that Wilson was a cold-blooded killer who deserved death. His lawyers portrayed him as the product of a troubled background.