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Man Sentenced in Crossbow Slaying

LANCASTER, Calif. - An ex-convict has been sentenced to 64 years to life in prison for killing a man with a crossbow in California. A jury convicted 39-year-old Curtis Scott of killing 62-year-old Angel Martinez in March 2008. Martinez's body was found in Lancaster with an arrow sticking out of his chest. Scott was sentenced Thursday.

Prosecutors say the crime was a random attack that Scott intended to show his stepdaughter he was someone not to be messed with. Martinez was a retired Edwards Air Force Base employee who was out for a late-night walk when he was struck in the middle of an intersection.

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