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Formal Death Sentencing Date Set

SEATTLE, Wash. - The man convicted of aggravated murder in the killings of four members of a Kirkland family is scheduled to be formally sentenced to death Thursday in Seattle. The same King County Superior Court jury that found 28-year-old Conner Schierman guilty also decided May 5 that heshould be executed. His lawyer plans to appeal.

Schierman was convicted of killing his neighbors Olga Milkin, her two young sons and sister in July 2006 while Olga's husband, Leonid Milkin, was serving in Iraq with the Washington Army National Guard. Schierman also was convicted of arson for setting fire to the house in an attempt to destroy evidence.

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