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A Lynchburg, Virginia, man will serve three years in prison after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder, discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling and felony destruction of property, according to a Monday statement from the Wise County commonwealth’s attorney.

A Pound man — who has been now been convicted in connection with the deaths of his two infant children — will serve an additional 20 years in prison, according to the Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Wise County’s chief prosecutor won’t seek the death penalty against two men indicted in separate murder cases — one accused of strangling and stabbing his grandmother and the other of killing his cell mate — because the state is expected to abolish capital punishment.

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