JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A sentencing hearing was held Wednesday for a man convicted of murdering his neighbor in 2012.

Dennis Glover, 50, is facing the death penalty for killing 51-year-old Sandra Allen.

In December, the jury voted 10-2 for the death penalty, but Glover's lawyers contend he should not be executed because of his mental state, in light of the Florida Supreme Court's ruling protecting intellectually disabled defendants from being executed.

Prosecutors say the murder was especially violent and cruel. Allen was strangled and stabbed to death.

The judge is expected to decide on Glover's sentence Friday.