St. Louis man given life, plus 224 years, for killing 3, including son

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 32-year-old St. Louis man who killed three people, including his 10-month-old son, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 224 years.

Eric Lawson was convicted in May of three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his son, his ex-girlfriend and her mother. The jury recommended life in prison, rather than the death penalty sought by the Missouri Attorney General’s office.

On Monday, Circuit Judge Michael Noble followed a jury’s recommendation and imposed the life sentence. He added 224 years after finding him guilty last week of related crimes. The victims were killed in May 2012.

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