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4/10/08

Rodriguez Officially Sentenced To Death

The man convicted of killing Summer Baldwin and her unborn child was officially sentenced to death. Baldwin's body was found in a Lubbock landfill in 2005. More than a week ago, a Randall County jury found Rosendo Rodriguez guilty of capital murder.

Thursday morning sheriff deputies escorted Rodriguez into a Lubbock County Courtroom. There, Judge Jim Bob Darnell sentenced him to the jury's punishment of death.

Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell said, "As far as trying the case I'll never get over it. It will always be part of me. But as far as handling the case, my part is finished."

Powell says he will now hands the case over to appeals experts. Judge Darnell appointed Rodriguez two appellate attorneys to appeal his death sentence.

Rodriguez is expected to be transferred to death row in Livingston Texas, upon meeting with his attorney's.

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