Givens convicted in Cipriani case

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After two days of deliberation, Tampa, Fla., jurors Thursday convicted Melvin
Givens, 27, of the 2001 slaying of WFLA-TV Tampa weekend newscast director
Danielle Cipriani.

But although Givens was convicted of first-degree murder and could face the
death penalty, the jury was deadlocked on the charge of attempted rape.

The jury will convene again Oct. 8 to consider whether Givens should be
sentenced to death or life in prison.

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