Ex-law student sentenced in killings

GRUNDY, Va - In a deal with prosecutors to spare his life, a one-time Appalachian Law School student yesterday pleaded guilty to killing the school's dean, a professor and a student in a 2002 shooting rampage.

Peter Odighizuwa was sentenced to six consecutive life terms plus 28 years on firearms, capital murder and attempted capital murder charges.

Police said Odighizuwa, who had flunked out of the Appalachian School of Law, brought a gun to campus in January 2002 and killed Dean L. Anthony Sutin, Professor Thomas Blackwell and student Angela Dales.

Associated Press