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Man sentenced to life for hit-and-run deaths of two children

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man with a long criminal history has been sentenced to life in prison without parole
eligibility for 20 years for running down two young girls while
fleeing from police.
Jefferson Circuit Judge Frederic Cowan called 27-year-old
Kenielle Finch's decision to run from Louisville police in July
2008 "selfish and reprehensible."
Finch was convicted in December of murder in the deaths of
5-year-old Claudia Wadlington and 4-year-old Riley Lawrence, who
were on their way to a swimming lesson.
A jury also found Finch guilty of assault, tampering with
physical evidence and fleeing from police.
Police were chasing Finch, who was wanted on multiple warrants
and was on parole at the time of the deaths. Finch has been
arrested 16 times since 2001.

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