Executive News Svc. APn 07/24 0459 Satanist Sentence Copyright, 1990. The Associated Press

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Executive News Svc. APn 07/24 0459 Satanist Sentence Copyright, 1990. The Associated Press. All rights reserved. BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- A self-proclaimed Satanist was sentenced to an 80-year prison term in a plea bargain over attacks on elderly women. Willie J. Hills, 28, flashed a victory sign Monday after he pleaded no contest to sexual battery with force, attempted felony murder, armed burglary and two counts of aggravated battery, amony other charges. Hills was accused of beating two women in their 80s until they were unconscious, raping and beating a third elderly woman and fondling and tying up another. The attacks occurred last August and September at trailer parks in Bradenton and Palmetto, less than a month after Hills was released from a 3 1/2-year sentence. Hills told police and psychologists that he believes in Satan and that he committed the attacks "to gain power." According to testimony, Hills suffers from possible brain damage and hallucinations. He has a history of violent crime and spent eight years in prison on convictions for aggravated battery, armed robbery, robbery and auto theft.

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