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November 7, 2005
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A Jewish Defense League member was murdered in prison. Earl Krugel, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a plot to bomb a mosque and the office of an Arab-American congressman, was killed last Friday evening when another prisoner hit him over the head with a cement block, authorities said. Krugel, 62, had been at the medium-security federal prison in Phoenix for three days. The murder comes after Irv Rubin, a JDL leader imprisoned for the same plot, died in prison in 2002 in what has been described as a suicide.

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