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Death penalty trial

November 5, 2011

Day one: 

Cindy Roberts closed her eyes, breathed, chewed her gum with intent. In a Hillsborough courtroom, on the opening day of the trial she has awaited for more than two years, she was about to hear the last recorded words of her husband, Tampa police Cpl. Mike Roberts.

The sentence:

Humberto Delgado never asked for mercy, and he didn’t get it Friday.

His victim’s widow called him a cop killer and told him to choke on his own blood.

There was no prelude from the judge, except just six words:

“All of this on your hands.”

Delgado, 36, said nothing when he was condemned to death…

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