|Updated: 2/13 10:01 pm
||Published: 2/13 5:09 pm
TULSA, Okla. - A jury has ruled against the death penalty for a man convicted of killing two people in Hicks Park in 2011.
The jury said Darren Price should spend the rest of his life in prison without parole.
Price was found guilty earlier this week for murdering 18-year-old ORU student Carissa Horton and her boyfriend 21-year old Ethan Nichols.
On Thursday, prosecutors told the jury their verdict will be historic.
The jury began deliberating at 2 p.m. Some jurors and the victim’s family were crying during closing arguments as the prosecutors described what Horton might have thought in her last moments.
They asked "What kind of terror must she have felt?" She must have thought "I am getting ready to die.”
Meanwhile, the defense talked about how Price had a horrible upbringing with a drug-addicted mother. They said Price never learned how to love.
The defense lawyer, Jack Gordon at that point teared up, saying he has shown Price more love than he has ever known.