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Serial killer sentenced

A man originally charged with killing seven people more than a decade ago was sentenced to 245 years in prison for three of the slayings and the rape of a teenage girl. Eugene Britt will serve that sentence concurrently with his sentence of life in prison plus 100 years for the 1995 slaying of an eight-year-old girl. He was sentenced on Friday in Crown Point, Indiana. Britt pleaded guilty but mentally ill on Oct. 6 to murder in the perpetration of rape in the deaths of Nakita Moore, 14, Tonya Dunlap, 24, and Maxine Walker, 41; and in the rape of the 13-year-old girl. He had also admitted to raping and killing three other women but charges in those deaths were dropped in the plea agreement.

■ United States

Prison guards convicted

A federal jury in Florida found a male prison guard guilty of bribery and another guilty of witness tampering in a sex-for-contraband scheme that ended in a deadly shootout at the Tallahassee Correctional Institution for women. The jury convicted Gregory Dixon of three counts of bribery and Alan Moore of witness tampering on Friday. Both were found guilty of conspiring to accept illegal gratuities. Three other guards have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. A sixth guard was killed in the gunfight he started when federal agents came to arrest the guards. Dixon faces up to 47 years in prison, while Moore could get up to 14 years.

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