Orange County, Fla. - After two days of deliberation, a jury on Thursday recommended life in prison without the possibility of parole for convicted killer Scott Nelson.
Nelson who told the jury earlier in the week that he wished to be executed, previously admitted to the kidnapping and murder of Winter Park nanny Jennifer Fulford.
A juror told our news partner, Eyewitness Channel 9, that she believed the decision came down to one juror who refused to vote for death and could never explain why.
"This was not in reaction to him saying on the stand that he wanted to be executed."
Questions about Nelson's mental health seemed to dominate the jury's deliberations, indicated by several notes passed to the judge.
Fulford's family was not present during the verdict. Thursday would have been Fulford's 58th birthday and the family said they did not want to be present for the decision.
So Nelson avoids the death penalty, which requires a unanimous recommendation. The state has requested Nelson serve four consecutive life sentences.
The jury has been dismissed. Their part is done in this case. @WFTV— Samantha Manning (@SamanthaWFTV) July 11, 2019