Jury Recommends Death in Nova Southeastern University Professor's Killing

Randy W. Tundidor was found guilty in May of first-degree murder and other felony criminal charges in the killing of professor Joseph Morrissey

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    Tundidor in court on Monday.

    A South Florida jury has recommended death for a man convicted of killing a Nova Southeastern University professor.

    Randy W. Tundidor was found guilty in May of first-degree murder and other felony criminal charges in the killing of professor Joseph Morrissey in April 2010. Morrissey was Tundidor's landlord and was stabbed to death after a break-in at his home. The home was then set on fire while the victim's wife and son were in a nearby bedroom.

    Jurors recommended death by lethal injection on Monday. The Miami Herald reported Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato will have the final say, but won't likely make a decision until early next year.

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    Assistant State Attorney Tom Coleman asked the jury on Monday to use common sense when deliberating whether to convict Randy Tundidor Sr. of murdering a Nova Southeastern University professor. Defense attorney Chris Pole talks about the motive.

    In August, Tundidor's oldest son pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder to avoid the death penalty.