Life term for man convicted at Hot Springs, Ark.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A Garland County jury has convicted a Hot Springs man of capital murder in the 2008 slaying of his ex-girlfriend. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty for 28-year-old Calvin Washington Jr.

After his conviction Friday, Circuit Judge Marcia Hearnsberger imposed the only other sentence allowed under state law, life in prison without parole. Washington was accused of killing 27-year-old Crystalle Jones, with whom Washington had been living until a falling-out a few weeks before her Oct. 4, 2008, death. She was slain outside the apartment they had shared.

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