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4 convicted in Italy for dorm collapse in quake

Saturday - 2/16/2013, 1:55pm  ET

ROME (AP) -- A court in L'Aquila, Italy, has convicted four people in the collapse of a university dormitory during the 2009 earthquake in that Apennine mountain town. Eight students died in the collapse during the powerful quake, which struck in the pre-dawn hours of April 6, 2009.

The four who were convicted Saturday are Italian technicians accused of carrying out shoddy reconstruction work in 2000 on the dormitory. Three were sentenced to four years in prison, while the fourth man received a 2
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