10 January 2018 :
Jose DeJesus has been re-sentenced to three consecutive terms of life without possibility of parole. After more than a decade of litigation over his intellectual disability, Jose DeJesus has been re-sentenced to three consecutive terms of life without possibility of parole. The plea deal with the Philadelphia District Attorney's office settles three different cases in which DeJesus had been sentenced to death. DeJesus, 38, Hispanic, was sentenced to death in Philadelphia County on July 7, 1998 in the May 30, 1997 killing of a drug rival and that man's pregnant associate (Felix Vargas and Elizabeth Carrasquillo, 18), as well as the shooting of two other bystanders who survived. He then strafed the car of another drug rival with a semi-automatic rifle from a rooftop on June 20, 1997. The driver (Carlos Martinez, 26) turned out to be someone who had just bought the car from DeJesus' rival. On Aug. 24, 1997, DeJesus also shot a man on the street following an argument about a stolen gun. Three Philadelphia County juries returned death sentences for the four killings. Later, his IQ was measured in 61 point.