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Life Term for Alexander Killings

A South-Central Los Angeles gang member was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in the mistaken-identity shootings of four relatives of retired professional football star Kermit Alexander.

Horace Burns, 19, was convicted by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury last June of four counts of first-degree murder in the 1984 slayings. Witnesses said Burns waited outside the Alexander home in a van while two other gang members, whose trials are still pending, entered the home by mistake and shot the four relatives.


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