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Man Sentenced to Life for Schoolyard Shootings

Published on 11/05/2010 -

A New Jersey man was sentenced to life in prison for killing three college students on a playground in Newark on Thursday.

Melvin Jovel admitted committing the crime and pled guilty in a trial that began in September. He will now be serving three life sentences for plus twenty years for murder and attempted murder.

Another would-be victim managed to escape.

The victims, who were to attend Delaware State University, were lined up against a wall and shot in the back execution style. According to the presiding judge, Jovel showed no signs of remorse whatsoever during the murder trial.

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