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Jason Scott will die in prison for mother-daughter killings prosecutors say

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Jason Scott, 30

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Prince George's county serial murderer known as the "mother-daughter killer" was given an additional sentence Wednesday that prosecutors say guarantees he will die in prison.

Thirty-year old Jason Scott was given a life sentence with all but 85-years suspended for the murders of mother and daughter Delores and Ebony DeWitt in March of 2009.  Scott had made an Alford plea in the case in which he admits no guilt but concedes prosecutors have the evidence for a conviction.

The sentence comes in addition to a 100-year federal sentence for related crimes, and ensures he will never be released, according to Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks.

Scott terrorized Prince George's County in 2008 and 2009.  He used his part time job at a UPS sorting facility to access computer records and identify victims.

In all, investigators say he was responsible for at least five murders, one sexual assault, 37 burglaries or home invasions, two arsons, a gun store heist and related crimes.

After the DeWitt murders, police swarmed Largo for weeks and made hundreds of traffic stops in an attempt to catch Scott.

He was caught when a federal informant purchased a stolen gun from him.  A resulting search warrant uncovered evidence of what one judge called Scott's "tsunami" of crime.

The bodies of Delores and Ebony DeWitt were found March 16, 2009 in a burning stolen car in Largo.  Evidence showed they had been killed in their home.

Prosecutors say Scott is responsible for the January 2009 killings of mother and daughter Karen and Karissa Lofton inside their home about a mile from the DeWitt's residence.  He is also the alleged killer of Vilma Butler, whose body was found in her Bowie home after it was set afire, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors say they will not attempt to try Scott for the killings of the Loftons or Ms. Butler to spare families from the emotional trauma of trials.

Families of the victims made no comments after Wednesday's sentencing.

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