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NJ Man Gets 375-Year Term For Three Killings Over Facebook Post

A New Jersey man was sentenced to 375 years in prison for a 2016 spree in which he killed one woman and two children over a Facebook post, prompting the judge to call his crimes "the most horrific, heinous, cruel and depraved murders," USA Today reports. Jeremy Arrington, 32, was convicted last month on three counts of murder, attempted murder, burglary, criminal restraint and weapons charges. Jurors in Newark's Essex County Superior Court deliberated for under two hours amid evidence that Arrington tied up nine people before torturing and mutilating them.

Judge Ronald Wigler imposed three consecutive life terms – the maximum sentence – to Arrington. prosecutor Justin Edwab labeled Arrington’s acts as “pure evil.” Prosecutors said Arrington entered a Newark home in November 2016 and stabbed and 8-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy to death before shooting a 23-year-old college student visiting the family. The murdered children's mother, 29, as wounded, as were her 13-year-old brother and 13-year-old sister. Arrington became enraged with the family after one of the victims reposted a Facebook alert of police naming him a suspect in an earlier shooting and sexual assault. At his trial, Arrington apologized to the families and called his actions "craziness."