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Iran court sentences killer of militiaman to death

TEHRAN, Iran, December 16, 1999 (Reuters) - An Iranian court on Thursday sentenced a young man to hang for stabbing to death an Islamic militiaman, state television reported.

Morteza Amini Moqaddam was sentenced to the gallows after a one-day trial for killing Hadi Mohebbi in a shop in southeast Tehran on Sunday.

The hanging is expected to be carried out in front of the shop.

The court also sentenced an accomplice, Hamed Nazemi, to 15 years in jail and 74 lashes.