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Convicted rapist Larry White sentenced to death for 1983 murder

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A convicted rapist and murderer has been sentenced to death -- but he made an unexpected move just before the sentence was handed down.

Larry White turned and addressed the victim's family.

"I don't know what you all heard here to say that I committed the crime...but I never committed it," he said. "And I don't care how you look at it, but this was set up by the Commonwealth."

Larry White was recently convicted of the rape and murder of Pamela Armstrong. Her body was found in an alleyway in June 1983. The case had gone cold over the years, but in the last few years, Metro Police were able to use DNA evidence to connect White to the crime.

Just before he was sentenced today, two of the victim's children addressed the court.

"I pity this man," said Lavonne White. "And I pray for him, that the Lord will have the same grace and mercy for his soul, but for you judge, I ask that you show him the exact same mercy that he showed my mother, which was absolutely none at all."

"In accordance with the punishment fixed by the jury, for the murder and the rape during the commission of murder in the first degree, I will sentence you to death," Judge James Shake told Larry White.

Larry White's attorney plans to appeal the conviction. He says the jury was tainted during opening statements when the prosecution mentioned that White had two previous murder convictions.

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