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O'Hair murder suspect sentenced for extortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The key suspect in the slaying of atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair and two of her family members was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison on a federal extortion charge.

David Waters, 54, admitted in January that he did "threaten and commit physical violence" to O'Hair, 76, her son Jon Garth Murray, 40, and granddaughter Robin Murray O'Hair, 30.

Waters led authorities to a mass grave west of San Antonio containing the dismembered and burned remains of the family in January. He agreed to to disclose the grave in return being allowed to plead guilty to a single extortion conspiracy charge.

Waters is already serving 60 years on a state robbery conviction.