- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man has been given two life sentences for killing his girlfriend and her 2-year-old daughter, as well as another 45 to 50 years for shooting three other witnesses.

A judge handed down the sentences Wednesday for 24-year-old Dontevous Loyd, who avoided the possibility of the death penalty last year when he pleaded no contest to first-degree murder, attempted murder and weapons counts.

Police say Loyd kicked in the apartment door of 22-year-old Destacia Straughn on Dec. 6, 2015, and shot her and her daughter, Kenacia Amerson-Straughn, to death. He also shot three other women visiting Straughn.

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