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Dahmer survivor sentenced in drowning death

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The man who led Milwaukee police to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer two decades ago has been sentenced to a year and a half behind bars for his role in a drowning death.

Tracy Edwards pleaded guilty to aiding a felon in a plea agreement in Milwaukee County. Prosecutors say Edwards and Timothy Carr threw Johnny Jordan into a river from a Milwaukee bridge during an argument. Jordan drowned.

The district and defense attorneys asked Judge Rebecca Dallet to sentence Edwards to probation for lying to police. But Dallet told Edwards that at age 52 he should have known better.

In 1991, Edwards escaped from Dahmer's Milwaukee apartment where the serial killer handcuffed and threatened him with a knife. Edwards testified against Dahmer, who admitted killing 17 young men and boys.

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