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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A former Arkansas death row inmate whose conviction was overturned because one juror slept and another tweeted during court proceedings has pleaded guilty in the case and avoided the death penalty. Prosecutor Van Stone says Erickson Dimas-Martinez pleaded guilty to capital murder and aggravated robbery. He was sentenced to life without parole for the murder charge an life for the robbery charge. Stone says Martinez killed 17 year old Derrick Jefferson. The Arkansas State Supreme Court overturned his conviction last year.
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