A judge in Kansas City has told a man convicted in three arson deaths that he sees no way to be merciful to him and has sentenced Rondell Cornelius to three life prison terms, to be served back to back to back. Cornelius’ trial had been held without a jury. The judge had found him guilty of three charges of second-degree murder and arson. Cornelius was convicted of serving as a lookout for his cousin, who started the fire five years ago, after a fight with the boyfriend of a woman living in the house. The woman and two of her children died in the fire. The cousin was shot to death two years ago. His killer has not been found.
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