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      Man convicted in stabbing death of young Ark. girl

      CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A man is to serve life in prison for the stabbing death of a 6-year-old girl in Johnson County.

      Jurors on Thursday convicted 22-year-old Kou Her of first-degree murder, attempted kidnapping and a number of other charges related to the May 16 death of Autumn Vang.

      Her was sentenced to two life terms, plus 47 years.

      Authorities described Her as a distant relative to Vang. Investigators said Her broke into a home where the girl was staying Hartman early May 10.

      The Southwest Times Record reports (http://is.gd/8YirMT ) Her used a pair of scissors to stab Autumn in the head as she slept and then attempted to kidnap a juvenile female living at the home.

      Autumn died six days later at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.

      Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/

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