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Convicted Killer Sentenced to Life: An Iowa man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of murdering his pregnant wife in May 2012.  The Associated Press reports that in addition to the life sentence, 23-year-old Seth Techel was sentenced to an additional 25 years for the 'nonconsensual termination of a human pregnancy.'  Life without parole is the strongest sentence available in Iowa.  The state abolished the death penalty in 1965.

Police Make Arrest in Cold Case Killing: Police in Idaho have arrested a man believed to be responsible for the murder of a 25-year-old woman more than a decade ago.  Michael H. O'Donnell of the Idaho State Journal reports that 39-year-old Brad Compher has been charged with first-degree murder after fingerprint evidence collected from the crime scene linked him to the murder.  If found guilty, Compher faces life in prison or a possible death sentence.

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