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LA gang member gets life for killing teen actress

A Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for killing "Judging Amy" teen actress Tara Correa-McMullen and another victim. Damien Watts, 23, was sentenced to consecutive life terms
AP | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2009 03:59 PM IST

A Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for killing "Judging Amy" teen actress Tara Correa-McMullen and another victim. Damien Watts, 23, was sentenced to consecutive life terms on Friday. Correa-McMullen appeared in the movie "Rebound" and had a recurring role on TV's "Judging Amy."

Prosecutors say the 16-year-old actress was killed in 2005 when Watts opened fire on a group of people outside an Inglewood apartment complex. Two men were wounded.

A day before that attack, Watts shot to death 31-year-old Thomas Sanders as he loaded laundry into a car.

Watts was convicted last month of murder with special circumstances, attempted murder and other charges. A co-defendant is awaiting trial.

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