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Fake-anthrax suspect gets 30-year sentence

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URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of mailing fake anthrax letters to abortion clinics nationwide after escaping from jail was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison on firearms, stolen-car and escape charges.

Clayton Lee Waagner — who once claimed he was on a mission from God to kill abortion providers — was sentenced to 27 years in prison for federal charges of interstate transport of a stolen vehicle and illegal possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to another 37 months for escaping from the DeWitt County Jail last February. The sentences will be served consecutively.

Waagner, who smiled and joked with his attorneys during the hearing, said he felt no remorse for his actions, and vowed to continue his anti-abortion campaign by writing letters from prison.