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80 Years in Prison for Cedar Lake Man for Murder and Arson

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A Cedar Lake man was sentenced to 80 years in prison Friday for killing his neighbor and burning down the victim's home. Published reports say 24 year old Anthony LaPorta agreed to a plea bargain for 62 years in the death of 32 year old Anthony Giordano, and 18 years for arson. The incident occurred during a burglary on July 11th 2012, in the 14700 block of Cline Avenue. The Times reports LaPorta had previously received a two year sexual battery sentence which will be served concurrently with the 80 year sentence.
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