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May 28, 2010
Ask Sacto911: Teen who raped, buried cousin still in prison

Q: What is the status of Caleb Murr who killed his cousin and buried her in the yard? - S, Sacramento

Caleb Murr[1].JPGA: Murr (1999 photo left), now 26, is still in prison, records indicate.

When he was 16, he raped his teenage cousin, hit her over the head with a baseball bat and buried her alive in a backyard in Sacramento, according to Bee reports.

In a plea deal, the Del Paso Heights teenager pleaded no contest to raping his 18-year-old cousin, on March 6, 1999. Murr had been facing murder and other charges.

A Sacramento Superior Court judge sentenced him to 42 years to life in prison.

A prosecutor said Murr would not be eligible for parole until 2022.

Murr, who has a history of psychiatric problems, was prosecuted as an adult after a judge found him unfit for the juvenile justice system. Murr told mental health experts that he killed his cousin to rid himself of demons.

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