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Soldier gets 110 years in Iraq attack
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — A soldier convicted of rape and murder in an attack on an Iraqi teenager and her family was sentenced yesterday to 110 years in prison, with the possibility of parole after 10 years.
The sentence was part of a plea agreement attorneys for Pfc. Jesse Spielman had made with prosecutors that set the number of years he could serve in prison, regardless of the jury’s recommendation.
The jury had recommended life with parole, a sentence under which he would have to wait longer for the possibility of freedom.
Pfc. Spielman was convicted late Friday of rape, conspiracy to commit rape, housebreaking with intent to rape and four counts of felony murder.
Military prosecutors did not say Pfc. Spielman took part in the rape or murders but said he went to the house knowing what the others intended to do and served as a lookout.
Lightning strikes water plant
HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. — Lightning struck twice at a water plant that serves more than 750,000 people, leaving some with little or no running water yesterday, authorities said.
United Water New Jersey told residents to boil water before consuming it and ordered them not to use any water for nonessential purposes.
Condemned killer seeks new trial
ATLANTA — A man sentenced to death for killing a police officer is seeking a new trial and will have his case heard by the state Supreme Court.
Davis‘ attorneys say several witnesses who initially testified against their client have since recanted or contradicted their testimony.
Prosecutors have said much of that evidence was used in earlier appeals, which were denied, and shouldn’t be considered new evidence.
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