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Northern California man sentenced to life for murders of 5

March 1, 2018

FILE - In this March 23, 2012 file photo, San Francisco police officers inspect outside of a home on Howth Street in San Francisco, where five members of a family were found dead. Binh Thai Luc, a Northern California man convicted of killing a family of five, was sentenced Thursday, March 1, 2018, to five life terms without the possibility of parole. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California man convicted of killing a family of five was sentenced to five life terms without the possibility of parole.

Binh Thai Luc was sentenced Thursday in San Francisco.

A jury convicted Luc of stabbing, beating and strangling to death five family members in 2012 who lived together in San Francisco.

Investigators said the 42-year-old Luc was deeply in debt and facing eviction from his home. He is alleged to have killed the family while robbing them after losing money at a casino.

Luc had more than $6,500 with him when he was arrested.

Luc is a Vietnamese citizen who federal authorities attempted to deport after a robbery conviction. But the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said it dropped that effort after Vietnam authorities failed to cooperate.

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