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Murderer gets 245-year sentence for killings

November 5, 2006


— A man originally charged with killing seven people more than a decade ago was sentenced Friday to 245 years in prison for three of the slayings and the rape of a teenage girl.

Eugene Britt, 49, will serve that sentence concurrently with his sentence of life in prison plus 100 years for the 1995 slaying of an 8-year-old girl.

Britt pleaded guilty but mentally ill Oct. 6 to murder in the perpetration of rape in the deaths of Nakita Moore, 14, Tonya Dunlap, 24, and Maxine Walker, 41; and in the rape of the 13-year-old.

He also admitted to raping and killing three other women - Betty Askew, 50, Michelle Burns, 27, and Deborah McHenry, 41 - but charges in those deaths were dropped in the plea agreement, under which he waived his right to appeal.

A year ago, Britt was arrested in the 1995 slaying of Sarah Lynn Paulsen, 8. In a confession to police in her death, Britt admitted to nine killings, though no charges were filed in two cases.

Britt reached his plea agreement in the killings of Moore, Dunlap and Walker a week after a judge ruled he was mentally retarded and could not be sentenced to the death penalty.


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