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Convicted Killer Sentenced to Death: A Florida man convicted of murdering an elderly man in 2013 has been sentenced to death.  WJHG News reports that 29-year-old Kevin Jeffries and his cousin tortured the man in an effort to find out the pin number to his ATM card before strangling him to death.  In addition to the death sentence, Jeffries was also sentenced to two consecutive life terms for armed burglary and armed robbery.  His cousin was also convicted and was sentenced to life without parole.

Kidnapping Suspect Linked to Cold Case Murder: Police in Virginia have announced that the man arrested in connection with the recent disappearance of a University of Virginia student has been linked to a 2009 cold case murder of another young woman.  Meghan Keneally of ABC News reports that 32-year-old Jesse Matthew Jr. was arrested in Texas last week for the kidnapping of Hannah Graham.  After his arrest, authorities revealed that Matthew had a forensic connection to the 2009 death of Morgan Harrington who disappeared after attending a concert near the University of Virginia.  Matthew is expected to be extradited to Virginia some time this week to face charges of kidnapping.    

Child Rape Suspect on the Run: A Massachusetts man out on bail for several felonies is on the run after authorities say he cut off his GPS monitoring device and assaulted his step-father.  CNN reports that 26-year-old Gregory Lewis was arrested in August on four counts of felony child rape, he was released on bail and required to wear a GPS monitor-a month later, Lewis removed the monitoring device and fled the area after stealing his parents' vehicle.  Police say Lewis returned to his parents' home over the weekend where he beat and tied up his step-father before stealing his gun and roughly 200 rounds of ammunition.  Lewis is still on the run and is considered to be armed and dangerous.  

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