Jurors this afternoon recommended that David Hosier be executed for killing Angela Gilpin, 45, on Sept. 28, 2009.
The nine-man, three-woman jury from St. Charles County - which had deliberated for just more than an hour Wednesday afternoon before convicting Hosier, 58, of the first-degree murder charge - deliberated the death penalty question for about two hours, 45 minutes.
Angela's family said, in a statement: "This death penalty decision for sentencing is the only correct action and is supported by the family. And justice is served."
Hosier's attorneys have 25 days to file a motion for a new trial and other post-trial motions.
The jury also found Hosier guilty of armed criminal action, burglary and felony possession of a weapon.
Formal sentencing on all the convictions will be scheduled later.
Earlier coverage, posted at 2:28 p.m. Friday
Jurors recommend the death penalty for David Hosier for a Sept. 28, 2009, murder in Jefferson City.
The jurors from St. Charles County deliberated for just over an hour Wednesday afternoon before convicting Hosier, 58, of first-degree murder for killing Angela Gilpin, 45, on Sept. 28, 2009.
They also found him guilty of armed criminal action, burglary and being a felon in possession of a weapon.