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California mass killer spared death penalty over prosecutor misconduct

A California man convicted of the worst mass killing in Orange County history was spared the death penalty on Friday after a judge found that serious misconduct by prosecutors had violated his rights to a fair trial. The ruling means that, barring a successful appeal, former tugboat worker Scott...
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