NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Five people have filed claims for three $50,000 rewards in the case of a Connecticut serial killer.

The Hartford Courant reports New Britain State's Attorney Brian Preleski filed a "motion for equitable apportionment of reward" for those who provided information that led to the conviction of William Devin Howell. A hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14.

Preleski wants to keep the names of those who filed claims private. He says three of the people who filed claims are prisoners and that publicizing their names could put them in danger.

Howell killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003 and is serving life in prison. The victims' bodies were found buried behind a strip mall in New Britain during different searches in 2007 and 2015.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com