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Maine Lobster Boat Captain Sentenced in Death of 2 Crewmen

Christopher Hutchinson, 30, was sentenced to 4 years in prison in the deaths of Tomas Hammond and Tyler Sawyer

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    Maine Lobster Boat Captain Sentenced in Death of 2 Crewmen
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    A Maine lobster boat captain has been sentenced to four years in prison for the death of a pair of crewmen.

    The U.S. attorney's office says 30-year-old Christopher Hutchinson was sentenced Thursday after he previously pleaded guilty to two counts of seaman's manslaughter.

    Prosecutors say Hutchinson had been using alcohol and drugs when he took his boat out in 2014 and it capsized in rough seas.

    Crew members Tomas Hammond and Tyler Sawyer died. Their bodies were never found.

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

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    Hutchinson's attorney previously said his plea agreement brings the case to an "appropriate resolution."

    However, the stepmother of one of the crew members says the prison sentence was "nothing."

    Hutchinson will begin his sentence immediately.

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