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Man gets death penalty for music producer's slaying

Man gets death penalty for music producer's slaying

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Associated Press

DALLAS -- A man convicted over a 2008 suburban Dallas robbery that left two Christian music record producers dead has received the death penalty.

State District Judge Michael Snipes read the punishment in Dallas on Friday for 20-year-old James Broadnax of Texarkana.

A Dallas County jury on Aug. 12 convicted Broadnax of capital murder in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Stephen Swan of Carrollton. Also killed in the Garland parking lot was 28-year-old Zion Gate records owner Matthew Butler.

Both men were gunned down after leaving the recording studio on June 19, 2008.

Broadnax and his cousin, Demarius Cummings, were captured hours later in Swan's car during a stop by Texarkana police.

Broadnax still faces a capital murder charge in Butler's death. Cummings is also charged in both killings but has yet to be tried.

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