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JURY TO DECIDE IF TEXAS TEEN SHOULD DIE FOR MURDER PLOT

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A jury that convicted a teenager of hiring her boyfriend and another teen to kill her millionaire parents must now decide if she deserves to die.

Kristi Koslow, 19, was found guilty of murder Wednesday for the death of her stepmother, oil heiress Caren Koslow. Prosecutors said she wanted her adoptive parents' fortune.The jury was to begin considering Thursday whether to recommend a life sentence or execution by injection.

Jack Koslow, who survived the 1992 attack, has said his adoptive daughter deserves to die.

There are four women currently on Texas' Death Row. The last woman executed in Texas was hanged in 1863 for murdering a horse trader.

Kristi Koslow's boyfriend, Brian Salter, and another teen, Jeffrey Dillingham, told authorities that they broke down the couple's bedroom door and attacked them with a metal pry bar and a knife. The attackers were 19 at the time.

Dillingham beat the couple unconscious, then Salter cut their throats, they told police. Both were convicted in the case. Dillingham was sentenced to death; Salter received a life sentence in a plea agreement.

Salter testified that Kristi Koslow plotted the murders, supplied him with a map of the house and gave him the code to the burglar alarm.

Salter said he and Kristi Koslow shopped for the cars they planned to buy with the inheritance: a BMW convertible for her and a Toyota Land Cruiser for him.