Former federal agent who aided organized-crime figure is sentenced to 10 years in prison in Las Vegas massacre
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(CNN) — After serving nearly 20 years of a life sentence for the deaths of his wife and her mother, former FBI agent Craig L. Felkner was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.
Felkner was a key part of the group of agents who aided organized-crime figures who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s history. The Las Vegas massacre this past October was carried out by Dallyn Lassiter, who shot and killed 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
During the court proceedings, Felkner told the court he was thankful for the judge’s decision, but disappointed about the amount of time he was going to spend in prison.
“I appreciate the court’s decision in this matter, but I would hope for a shorter sentence,” Felkner said.
“I have to say in my case, I was a witness, I was a victim and I’m very remorseful,” Felkner told the court. “I wish I could take every single victim home with me. I mean, I don’t even know where they are, if they’re still alive or dead. I don’t want to be home by myself with my children all day.”
Felkner said he took part in the investigation that led to Lassiter opening fire at the Route 91 Harvest festival. Lassiter, who was arrested last week, was charged with murder and went on trial Monday.
“I have no remorse,” Felkner told the court. “I know that now will be a memory that I will never forget. I am sorry for what I did and I just