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      Sandusky man gets death sentence for killing mom & her children

      <font size="2">23-year-old Heather Jackson, her daughter, Celina, and son, Wayne at a Sandusky home.</font>

      A Sandusky man convicted of killing a woman and her two young children has been sentenced to death.

      A county judge decided Thursday to accept a jury's recommendation of the death penalty for 42-year-old Curtis Clinton. The same jury found Clinton guilty of aggravated murder and rape earlier this month.READ: Jury urges death for Sandusky man guilty of killing mother, 2 children

      Clinton had denied killing 23-year-old Heather Jackson, her 3-year-old daughter, Celina Jackson, and 1-year-old son, Wayne Jackson Jr., at a Sandusky home in September 2012. A message seeking comment was left for Clinton's attorney.

      Police officers said that they found the children's bodies behind boxes in a utility closet and that the woman's body was under a mattress.