PASCO COUNTY, Fla. - The penalty phase for a man who murdered a 94-year-old Pasco County woman is set for today in New Port Richey.
John Sexton was found guilty last month in the death of Ann Parlato in 2010.
Sexton was already in custody on a burglary charge when he was charged with her murder.
In 2010, Pasco County Sheriff Bob White called Parlato’s murder scene “worse than any horror movie. She was mutilated.”
Blood evidence from that scene matched blood found on Sexton’s clothing, linking him to the murder.
Investigators said he lived less than a mile from Parlato’s house and offered to do some work for the woman before he brutally killed her.
Parlato was found dead in her home after a friend went to check on her.
Prosecutors want the death penalty for Sexton.
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