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A jury sentenced Monroe Reformatory inmate Byron Scherf to death Wednesday for the aggravated murder of corrections officer Jayme Biendl.

The same jury that convicted Scherf last week deliberated five hours Tuesday without a decision. They came back first thing Wednesday morning with the sentence.

Scherf was already serving a sentence of life without parole in 2011 when he strangled Biendl in the prison chapel at the Monroe Correctional Complex.

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