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South Florida man gets death sentence for Nova Southeastern University professor's murder

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — A South Florida man has been sentenced to death for killing a Nova Southeastern University professor.

A Broward County judge sentenced 47-year-old Randy W. Tundidor on Friday. He was convicted in 2012 of first-degree murder.

Authorities say Tundidor and his son, 26-year-old Randy H. Tundidor, broke into the home of professor Joseph Morrissey in April 2010. Morrissey was the Tundidors' landlord and in the process of evicting the family. The younger Tundidor testified during his father's trial that the father stabbed Morrissey, but the father pointed his finger at the son. After Morrissey was stabbed, the home was then set on fire while the victim's wife and son were in a nearby bedroom.

The younger Tundidor was sentenced to 40 years in prison in 2012 after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

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