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Craig Hines (New Haven Police Photo)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A New Haven man faces sentencing for killing two bystanders in a city street shooting in 2000.

Thirty-five-year-old Craig Hines is scheduled to learn his punishment Tuesday in New Haven Superior Court. He could get up to 125 years in prison.

Hines was arrested two years ago in a police cold case investigation into the killings of 21-year-old Lakeia Vaughn and 26-year-old Lamont Brockenberry in New Haven. A jury convicted him of two murder counts and carrying a pistol without a permit in February.

Prosecutors say the shooter’s target was a man who was standing outside Vaughn’s car and talking with her at the time of the shooting.

The victims’ families said after the trial that justice was done, but it didn’t make up for their losses.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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