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November 26, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Jury convicts man in slaying of Tacoma cab driver

The Associated Press

TACOMA — A jury on Wednesday convicted Jaycee Fuller of first-degree murder in the 2009 killing of a 22-year-old Somalian cab driver in Tacoma.

The News Tribune reports 37-year-old Fuller is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 19. He requested a delay in his sentencing until after the holidays but that request was denied. Fuller represented himself during the trial.

Pierce County prosecutors say Fuller was upset at immigrants for taking American jobs so he hired Mohamud Ahmed for a ride in March of 2009, cut his throat and robbed him.

A different jury convicted Fuller, a former cabbie, of Ahmed’s death in 2010 and he was sentenced to 28 years in prison. The Washington State Court of Appeals ruled that Fuller did not get a fair trial, overturned the conviction in 2012 and ordered him to be retried.

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