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The National Weather Service in northern Indiana maintains FREEZING RAIN ADVISORIES until 7 AM in Berrien, Cass, and St. Joe counties while the Branch county ADVISORY lasts until 10 AM.   

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Jury recommends death penalty for '88 Calif. rape, murder

Updated: Thursday, February 28 2013, 08:38 PM EST
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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A jury has recommended the death penalty for a man who murdered a pregnant woman nearly a quarter century ago in California, and raped a different woman in West Michigan.

Investigators say 42-year-old Jason Balcom attacked 22-year-old Malinda Gibbons in her Costa Mesa, Calif. apartment in 1988.

She was bound, gagged, and raped, and her husband found her body when he returned from work.

Balcom has a lengthy criminal history, as he was convicted of raping two different women in the days after Gibbons was killed, one in California, and another in Battle Creek.
Jury recommends death penalty for '88 Calif. rape, murder
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