A Los Angeles man who killed four people during a series of home invasion robberies has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.
Sixty-two-year-old John Ewell was sentenced Friday to four life terms for invading homes in Los Angeles and neighboring Hawthorne in 2010.
Prosecutors say he strangled a Los Angeles neighbor and an elderly Hawthorne couple. He also choked an 80-year-old Hawthorne man, who later died of a heart attack.
Ewell was facing an unrelated prison term for theft when he was caught on video using one of the victims' ATM cards in October 2010.
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Ewell pleaded no contest in May to four counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances and four counts of robbery.