NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A Newark man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in three armed carjackings that took place on the same day.

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New Jersey's U.S. attorney's office says Louis Holmes was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Newark.

Prosecutors say the 25-year-old Newark resident previously pleaded guilty to three counts of carjacking and one count of brandishing a firearm during the course of a violent crime.

The U.S. attorney's office says Holmes admitted to participating with others in two armed carjackings in Newark and one in Jersey City on March 27, 2012.


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