NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal judge has sentenced a New Orleans man to 30-years in prison for a guilty plea in five killings, including that of an off-duty New Orleans police officer.

Twenty-seven-year-old Steven Earl Hardrick, of New Orleans, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance.

Hardrick pleaded guilty in December to five of the 17 counts against him. Four of the charges cover all five killings, including that of detective Thelonius Dukes during a home invasion.

Vance also ordered Hardrick to pay the family of Dwayne Landry, one of his victims, restitution of $14,000.

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