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Eugene McWatters, man dubbed Salerno Strangler, sentenced to 3 life terms

MARTIN COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - A suspect, dubbed the Salerno Strangler, has been sentenced to three life terms, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office. Eugene McWatters pleaded no contest to the murders of three women, Asst. State Attorney Nita Denton confirmed.

McWatters, 37, was convicted in 2007 and sentenced to death but a judge overturned his conviction and ordered a new trial, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office says before trial was set to begin he asked for a plea deal.

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