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Judge recommends death penalty for Steven Cozzie

WALTON COUNTY   --  A jury has recommended the death penalty for the man convicted of killing a 15-year-old tourist in Walton County.

22-year-old Steven Cozzie was found guilty of murder for the death of Courtney Wilkes.
Wilkes and her family were vacationing in Seagrove Beach in June of 2011.
   
She was found beaten and strangled to death in a wooded area near the condo where the family was staying.

No word yet on when the judge plans to impose a sentence.