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Newark schoolyard murders

In this Thursday, April 23, 2015, photo Shalga Hightower, mother of  Iofemi Hightower, college student slain in 2007, poses for The Associated Press in the schoolyard where the murder happened in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
In this Thursday, April 23, 2015, photo Shalga Hightower, mother of Iofemi Hightower, college student slain in 2007, poses for The Associated Press in the schoolyard where the murder happened in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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Film to probe Newark schoolyard murders’ toll on family

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- For what seemed a small eternity, Shalga Hightower epitomized the picture of parental grief in the aftermath of Newark's 2007 schoolyard killings, when a group of men and boys, including one who turned 15 that day, lined up her college-bound daughter and two friends and shot them each in the back of the head.

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Defendant Sentenced in Newark Schoolyard Murders

The only defendant to admit his role in the 2007 slayings of three college students in a Newark schoolyard has been sentenced.

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Fifth Defendant Sentenced in Newark Schoolyard Killings

A defendant in the 2007 slayings of three college students in a Newark schoolyard has been sentenced to 155 years in prison.

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Fifth Person Convicted in Newark Schoolyard Murders

Another defendant has been convicted in the execution-style killings of three Newark friends in 2007.

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