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Defendant in Las Vegas Strip shooting and crash sentenced to 16 to life in sex assault case

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    FILE - This April 15, 2013 file image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Ammar Harris in custody after his extradition from Los Angeles. Harris faces charges in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash that killed three people, an aspiring rapper, a cab driver and taxi passenger. Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, for the self-described pimp. Harris has pleaded not guilty on multiple charges, he faces a death penalty trial. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this April 17, 2013 file photo, Ammar Harris sits in district court while awaiting his arraignment in Las Vegas. Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, for Harris, convicted of rape and robbery in one case while he awaits trial later this year in a separate Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash that left three people dead. Harris faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years, and Clark County District Court Judge Kathleen Delaney could sentence him to up to life in prison. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File) (The Associated Press)

A self-described pimp has been sentenced to 16 years to life in state prison in a sex assault case that served as a prelude to his death penalty trial later this year in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash that left three people dead.

Ammar Harris said nothing during sentencing Wednesday in Clark County District Court.

His lawyer, Robert Langford, told Judge Kathleen Delaney that the 27-year-old Harris isn't the bad person he's been made out to be.

A jury in September found Harris guilty in a June 2010 sex attack and robbery of an 18-year-old woman.

Harris is due for trial in September in the Strip shooting and crash that killed an aspiring rapper, a cab driver and taxi passenger a little over a year ago.

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