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Brian Horn sentenced to death in Bloxom killing

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Bloxom's body was found in a wooded area off Hwy 171 near Stonewall, LA. Bloxom's body was found in a wooded area off Hwy 171 near Stonewall, LA.
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DESOTO PARISH, La. (KTBS) -

Convicted killer Brian Horn is headed to death row. Today, a jury in DeSoto Parish voted unanimously that the former taxi driver should die for killing Justin Bloxom, 12, four years ago.

Horn was found guilty on Wednesday by a jury made up of people from the Baton Rouge area and brought to DeSoto Parish.

It only took them 45 minutes to reach their verdict of first degree murder.

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Prosecutors had called a number of witnesses the first few days of the trial. But, in a somewhat surprising move, the defense team for Brian Horn did not call any witnesses and really didn't present a case for Horn on the fifth day of trial. Shortly after the jurors were seated around 10:15 Wednesday morning, defense attorney Daryl Gold rested his case.

The penalty phase lasted Thursday, Friday and into Saturday.

Horn lured Bloxom into his cab by sending text messages, pretending to be a teenage girl.

Bloxom's body was found in a wooded area off U.S. Highway 171 near Stonewall.

RELATED STORY - Justin Bloxom Memorial Garden spruced up

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