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WISCONSIN STATE NEWS BRIEFS: Spooner sentenced to life in prison

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MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee man convicted of murder was sentenced to life in prison today.

76-year-old John Spooner was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide last week, in the shooting death of 13-year-old Darius Simmons. Judge Jeffery Wagner also rejected the possibility of parole in the sentence. The victim’s mother, Patricia Larry, also has a wrongful death lawsuit against Spooner.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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