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Jun 9, 2011 11:47 AM

Somali Man Gets Life In Prison For Killing Family In Louisville

A Somali man convicted of slaughtering his family at their Louisville home has been sentenced to life in prison in the case.

In 2006, Said Biyad beat and raped his wife and then went to the rooms of his four children, ages 2 through 8, and slashed their throats repeatedly.

The death penalty was considered an option in the case until both sides agreed to have a judge decide Biyad's fate rather than a jury. In April, the judge convicted Biyad of murder, attempted murder and other charges. He sentenced Biyad to life with the possibility of parole Thursday morning.

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