Man on death row resentenced to life in prison without parole in 2010 Philadelphia slaying

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PHILADELPHIA — A man sentenced to death in a Philadelphia slaying has been resentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

The Philadelphia Daily News ( ) reports that 24-year-old Derrick White was expected to face a new penalty phase hearing this week.

But defense attorney Gary Server said the judge barred prosecutors from seeking the death penalty because of a technical defect in a legal filing.

White was convicted in 2012 in the May 2010 slaying of 33-year-old Abdul Taylor, who authorities said was scheduled to testify in another murder case.

A judge granted him a new penalty phase hearing because his age wasn't brought up as a mitigating factor.

Jury selection was scheduled to start Monday for that hearing, but instead the judge sentenced White to life in prison.

Information from: The Philadelphia Daily News,

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