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Death sentence vacated for man who threw children off bridge

 

October 14, 2018



MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted of killing four children by throwing them off a bridge had his death sentence reduced by a judge Monday to life imprisonment, after tests showed the man had an IQ of 51.

The state attorney general's office and defense lawyers jointly asked the judge to change Lam Luong's sentence to life imprisonment without parole after agreeing that new IQ tests showed he is intellectually disabled.

Luong was initially sentenced to death in 2009 for driving the four children to the Dauphin Island bridge in coastal Alabama and throwing them into the Mississipp...



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