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Arkansas school shooter gets extra 6 years for theft

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A shooter in the 1998 Jonesboro school killings is to serve an additional six years in state prison after pleading guilty to using a stolen debit card to pay for a $7.99 breakfast at a Burger King in Fayetteville.

Mitchell Johnson -- who was released from prison three years ago after serving a sentence in the deaths of a teacher and four students -- pleaded guilty to theft by receiving and financial identity fraud in the January 2007 crimes.

Circuit Judge William Storey sentenced Johnson to a total of 18 years. The sentence will run concurrently with a total sentence of 12 years in November for the theft and use of the debit card from a drawer at the Fastrip gas station in Bentonville where Johnson worked.

Johnson already is serving a 4-year prison sentence for a federal conviction on a gun and drug-possession charge. He is to serve the state sentences after completing the federal sentence.

The 24-year-old Johnson was 13 when he and 11-year-old classmate, Andrew Golden, killed four students and a teacher at Jonesboro Westside Middle School. Ten others were injured in the shooting. Johnson and Golden were prosecuted in juvenile court and released from prison when they turned 21.

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