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Maryland millionaire gets 9 years in death of man building nuclear bunker tunnels

Maryland millionaire gets 9 years in death of man building nuclear bunker tunnels

A wealthy stock trader was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home.

Daniel Beckwitt, 28, had faced a maximum of 30 years in prison when Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Schweitzer sentenced him. In total, Beckwitt was sentenced to 21 years but the judge suspended all but nine years of the sentence.

In April, a jury convicted Beckwitt of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the...

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