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Murderer Sentenced to Life: A Massachusetts man convicted of murdering three people in 2011 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  Anthony Fay of WWLP News reports that Caius Veiovis was sentenced to three consecutive life terms for the killings, which is the mandatory sentence required under state law.  Two other men were also convicted in the murders and are currently serving life terms. 

Prosecutors May Pursue the Death Penalty for Beheading Suspect: Prosecutors in Oklahoma have announced that they will likely seek the death penalty against 30-year-old Alton Nolen, the man accused of beheading a woman at his former work place last week.  Michael Martinez of CNN reports that Nolen, an ex-con, allegedly attacked two women at a food processing plant after learning that he had been fired, Nolen beheaded one woman and was attempting to behead the other when he was shot by a reserve deputy sheriff.  Nolen has a lengthy criminal record including convictions for assault and battery on a police officer, escape from a detention center, and drug possession.

Inmate Faces Additional Charges in Cold Case Killing: A New Mexico man extradited to Washington in 2003 to plead guilty in a cold case murder is now back in his home state to face charges in another cold case killing.  Sara Jean Green of the Seattle Times reports that 63-year-old Anthony John Morris pled guilty to strangling a 19-year-old Seattle woman in 1982 after DNA linked him to the crime.  While serving his prison sentence in Washington, Morris was linked to another cold case murder in Albuquerque and transferred back to his home state for trial.  If convicted in the Albuquerque murder Morris he will return to Washington to serve out the rest of his sentence while authorities in New Mexico decide whether or not he should serve prison time in their state.

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