Death in 'Megan's Law' Case

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TRENTON, N.J.: A jury sentenced Jesse K. Timmendequas to death Friday for the rape and strangling of his 7-year-old neighbor Megan Kanka. He is scheduled to die by injection on August 1. At the time of the 1994 slaying, Timmendequas had two prior sex crime convictions: the case inspired Megan's Law, which requires that a community is notified when a convicted sex offender moves in. A national version was signed into law by President Clinton last year.