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    Man in Police Cruiser Theft Sentenced to Prison
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    A Rhode Island man who stole a state police cruiser before setting off a chain of events that lead to a fatal shooting on Interstate 95 is heading to prison.

    The State Attorney General's Office says 36-year-old Donald Morgan was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday with three to serve after he pleaded no contest to a variety of charges.

    Morgan was being transported to an arraignment hearing Nov. 9 when he stole a police cruiser after the officer stopped to investigate an accident.

    Morgan ditched the cruiser, and state police received a tip that he may have climbed into a white pickup truck.

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    Troopers engaged in a high-speed pursuit with a white pickup and opened fire, killing 32-year-old Joseph Santos.

    Morgan was caught the following day in Cumberland.

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