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Triple Slayer Gets Further Sentences

November 24, 1987

Amid extremely heavy courthouse security, a convicted triple murderer and escapee who kidnaped and terrorized an Arizona family was sentenced Monday to two life terms plus 30 years by a Los Angeles federal judge.

Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real also ordered James Neal Kinslow, 28, to pay $250,000 in restitution to the 11-year-old Arizona girl he kidnaped and molested last July, and an additional $100,000 to her mother. Kinslow was captured in a Garden Grove motel after the girl escaped and contacted authorities.

Kinslow, who already is serving two life terms for the 1978 murder of a New Mexico woman and her two daughters, was convicted earlier this month of five counts of kidnaping, four firearms violations and one count each of interstate transportation of a minor for sexual purposes and taking a stolen vehicle across a state line.

Kinslow told Judge Real that he wants to appeal his conviction and asked Real's clerk to file the necessary papers because he did not have the $5 filing fee.

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