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PA Triple Killer May Face Death Penalty: The Associated Press reports Shawn James Hamilton may face the death penalty in Pennsylvania if convicted of a triple murder. Hamilton and his 16-year-old half brother allegedly shot and killed two men, ages 21 and 17, and a 15-year-old girl in a robbery. Both pleaded not guilty Monday.

Man Sentenced for IL Cold Case: Don Babwin of the Associated Press reports ex-police officer Jack McCullough was sentenced to life in prison Monday in Illinois for the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old girl. The death penalty was abolished in the state last year. In September, McCullough was convicted of grabbed the young girl and choking and stabbing her to death in an alley in 1957. Her body was found dumped in a forest more than 100 miles away the following April. The case got federal attention, with daily investigation updates provided to both President Dwight Eisenhower and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. McCullough is eligible for parole in 20 years. His attorneys will be filing an appeal.

100+ Inmates Riot in CA Prison: Stephanie Sanchez of KSWT News reports a riot involving more than 100 inmates took place in the Calipatria State Prison Saturday. One inmate started the riot by stabbing a group of prisoners with a toothbrush made into a weapon. Another fight immediately broke out in the dining hall involving 90 inmates using anything they could break and use as a weapon. Nine inmates are in the hospital. No guards were injured. The prison is on lock down until further notice.

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