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Brazilian rancher kills American nun

A Brazilian rancher was found guilty of ordering the killing of American nun.

Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura was convicted of masterminding the killing of 73-year-old Dorothy Stang, on Feb. 12, 2005, along a muddy stretch of road deep in the rain forest.

Judge Raymond Moises Alves Flexa sentenced Moura to 30 years in prison, the maximum sentence, in a case seen as a test of whether the government could crack down on lawlessness in the Amazon.