The longest prison sentence in the history of the United States was given to Dudley Wayne Kyzer by a Tuscaloosa court.

In 1981, this criminal was given 10,000 years in prison for the murder of his wife.  He also received an additional two life sentences for the murder of his mother-in-law and a University of Alabama student.The court decided that because the slaughter was so severe, Kyzer deserved such a harsh sentence. The prosecutor presiding over the case, argued to the judge, "He doesn’t need mercy. He showed no mercy with the murders he committed."

Ten years after this ruling, Kyzer became eligible for parole, but has been denied each time.

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