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Two Life Sentences in Murder of Retired ATF Agent

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Brian Bostrom

A Woodbridge, Virginia, man received two life sentences, one without parole, for the murder of a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent.

Aric Alexander Smith shot 55-year-old Gregory Lee Holley as Holley walked his dog along Wertz Drive in Woodbridge in February 2013, police said.

An off-duty Prince William County police officer happened to be in the area on foot when the first reports of shots being fired were made and detained Smith after a brief struggle.

Smith was found with Holley's personal property.

Smith pleaded guilty to capital murder. He got the second life term for robbery, Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reported.

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