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Oklahoma man gets 10 life sentences in officer shootings

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CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man convicted of injuring several law officers in a September 2017 shooting has received 10 life sentences.

Grady County court records indicate 62-year-old Alex Klingler was convicted of six counts of shooting with intent to kill, three counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and one count of maiming following an October 2018 trial. Jurors recommended that Klingler be sentenced to life in prison on each count and he was formally sentenced on Tuesday.

The shooting occurred while officers tried to serve a search warrant following a kidnapping attempt in Chickasha, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City. Authorities say several officers were injured after Klingler allegedly opened fire from a residence.

Klingler indicated during his sentencing hearing that he will appeal the sentences.

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