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Man acquitted of 2 murders gets jail time in unrelated case

Lisa Straub and Johnny Clarke


An Oregon man, who was acquitted in 2012 of murdering a Springfield Township couple, is heading to prison for an unrelated crime.


On Monday, 23-year-old Cameo Pettaway was sentenced to 6 years in prison for beating up his girlfriend in October.


The altercation took place shortly after his release from prison on a pair of homicide charges.


In March, Pettaway pleaded no contest to the assault charge against him.


Last July, a judge threw out the murder charges against Pettaway, in the deaths of Lisa Straub and Johnny Clarke, citing lack of evidence.


Pettaway's former co-defendant, in the murders of the Springfield Township couple, Samuel Williams was sentenced to two life terms for their murders.

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