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Tennessee church shooter sentenced to life without parole

 


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee jury deliberated less than two hours Tuesday before sentencing the man who shot up a Nashville church in 2017 to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

On Friday, the jury found Emanuel Kidega Samson guilty of murder in the death of Melanie Crow. Samson also injured seven others during his rampage and will be sentenced on an additional 42 counts in July, although those sentences will be largely symbolic.

During the sentencing phase of Samson's trial on Tuesday, a psychiatrist testified Samson suffered from severe mental illness. That evidence...



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