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Salvadorean judge sets slayers' terms: 30 years

A criminal court judge sentenced five former Salvadorean National Guardsmen to 30 years in prison Monday for the murders of four American churchwomen in El Salvador in 1980. Thirty years is the maximum sentence permitted under Salvadorean law.

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The guardsmen were found guilty last month on four counts of aggravated murder, destruction of property and theft in connection with the killings of Roman Catholic missionaries Ita Ford, Maura Clark, Dorothy Kasel, and Jean Donovan.