Barnes death penalty trial in sentencing phase

Steven Barnes
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Monday, November 15, 2010

EDGEFIELD, S.C.---The sentencing phase of a death penalty trial is underway in Edgefield today.

Steven Barnes was convicted Saturday of masterminding the murder of a 16-year-old Augusta boy nine years ago. Now the same jury hears more evidence to decide if Barnes should get death or life in prison in the killing of Samuel Sturrup.

The youth's remains were found in an Edgefield County field in 2001.

Barnes is already serving life in Georgia for kidnapping.