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The Nation

Three members of a polygamist clan were sentenced to prison terms of up to 15 years for the slaying of a law officer during a 13-day standoff at their Utah farm last year. The penalties will be served after they complete federal prison terms for taking part in the bombing of a Mormon chapel. State District Judge Michael Murphy in Salt Lake City sentenced clan leader Addam Swapp and his brother-in-law, John Timothy Singer, to one to 15 years for manslaughter and Swapp’s brother, Jonathan, to a year in jail for negligent homicide. The sentences were pronounced two days before the anniversary of the shoot-out in Marion, Utah, that left state Corrections Lt. Fred House dead and Addam Swapp seriously wounded.


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