Death Penalty Stands for Ringleader in Xbox Massacre

The Florida Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for the ringleader of a mass killing over an Xbox video game system.

The court ruled Wednesday that Troy Victorino's individual claims of error in the 2004 case were without merit and that he was properly convicted of six counts of first-degree murder for killing six people in a Deltona vacant house.

Crime analysts said DNA evidence showed a pair of Lugz boots stained with the blood of several victims belonged to Victorino and that bloody prints matching the boots were found at the crime scene.

The case was moved from DeLand to St. Augustine after it was determined Victorino could not select an impartial jury because of intense news coverage.