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Life in prison for man accused of shooting, killing 12-year-old girl

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By Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

The man accused of shooting and killing a 12-year-old Providence girl will spend the rest of his life in prison.

21-year-old Branden Castro pleaded guilty Friday to killing 12-year-old Aynis Vargas.

Vargas was murdered when a group of suspected gang members fired shots into a crowd of people last summer.

Two other people have pleaded guilty in the case. Castro was sentenced to two consecutive life prison terms plus 50 years.

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