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Life sentences in America

Life sentences in America are handed down nearly as frequently as traffic tickets. In fact, there are over 160,000 inmates in America serving life sentences — with no hope of obtaining a parole at some point. 24 more words

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Serial rapist handed 4 life prison sentences

FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) — The Franklin man convicted of raping three women last year will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

In Southampton County Circuit Court Thursday, 27-year-old Tremaine Porter received four life prison sentences, plus 113 years. 196 more words

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Atlanta Serial Rapist Given 8 Life Sentences

ATLANTA (AP) — Fulton County prosecutors say a serial rapist has been given eight life sentences for attacking nine women.

District Attorney’s spokeswoman Yvette Jones said in a statement that 50-year-old Gregory Hillman of Atlanta was sentenced Monday on charges of rape, aggravated sodomy and false imprisonment. 96 more words