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Bellflower Sailor Gets Life Sentence Edward Poole Jr., 22, of 3ellflower, was formally sen- :enced Thursday to life in Billy E. Moffitt, Lakewood .Â·Jigh School instructor, is unohg 27 American teachers aking a 10-week Russian lan- ;uage course at Moscow Uni- /ersity in the Soviet Union. The study is part of an ex- :hange program between the of a San Diego woman owner. Superior Court Judge Rob- rison for the Feb. 24 slaying ert Conyers imposed Lakewood Teacher Attends Moscow U. tence in San Diego against Poole, a Navy radarman class. Poole will be eligible for parole in seven years. Poole was convicted of jovernments. Later in the) lummer 27 teachers of En-' . |lish from Russia will come o the U.S. for a 10-week :ourse in English at George- own University, Washington, beating Mrs. Eva Croft, 54, death with a pool cue. other pool cues were thrust into the victim's body. The jury recommended life in prison for Poole despite En.(prosecution plea for the penalty. The defense claimed Poole suffered from alcoholic amnesia and did not remember what happened the of the killing.