The jury sentenced Ammar Harris to death on Wednesday for the murders of three people in a shooting and fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013.
The 12-member jury deliberated for less than two hours before reaching their unanimous decision.
Harris was convicted earlier this week of killing three people during an incident on the Las Vegas Strip two years ago. Kenneth Cherry Jr. died after being shot by Harris while the two men drove along the Strip.
Harris believed that Cherry had disrespected him earlier at a nearby nightclub.
Two other people — a taxi driver Michael Boldon and passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund were killed after Cherry’s car crashed into Boldon’s taxi on the famous Las Vegas Boulevard.
Closing arguments in the penalty phase hearing began shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The jury began its deliberations approximately 45 minutes later.
The jury has the choice of sentencing Harris to 50 years in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years; life in prison with possibility of parole after 20 years; life in prison without the possibility of parole; or death.
The prosecutor argued that death is appropriate because of aggravating factors in the triple homicide.
They talked about the recklessness and violence of what Harris did and the fact that he put so many lives at risk.
Attorneys for Harris argued that life without parole would actually be a bigger punishment for Harris, whom they say was living a life of wealth and abundance and values his freedom.
They also talked about mercy and about how sentencing Harris to death would not bring the three victims back.