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Testimony continues Monday in Greensburg torture death trial penalty phase


WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. - Testimony will continue Monday in the penalty phase for the so-called ringleader of the “Greensburg Six.”

Ricky Smyrnes was convicted of being one of the people involved in torturing a woman for more than two days and then killing her in Greensburg in February 2010.

The woman, Jennifer Daugherty, was stabbed to death inside a Greensburg apartment. Her body was found in the parking lot of Greensburg Salem Middle School.

Smyrnes could face the death penalty for his first-degree murder conviction in Daugherty’s death.

Daugherty’s family testified last week that Smyrnes took advantage of Daugherty’s trusting nature.